USCG Cutter Terrell Horne named for propeller victim

Terrell Horne

Executive Petty Officer Terrell Horne
boarding the Halibut after water survival training
USCG photo

Terrell E. Horne III, age 34 in December 2012, was aboard a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Halibut trying to interdict a 30 foot fishing boat off souther California when the fishing boat rammed them, he fell in, and was killed by a propeller. We covered the accident back then with Terrell Horne USCG Killed by Boat Propeller While Interdicting Smugglers.

USCG named the 31st fast response cutter, a 154 footer after him, the Terrell Horne (WPC-1131) per the 20 March 2019 Modesto Bee and other references. A film of the cutter arriving at Los Angeles – Long Beach Coast Guard Base in San Pedro January 2019 is below.

Earlier, Terrell Horne was honored when a street was named after him and by a marching band cadence.

We commend USCG for keeping the memory of this fine young man alive and for honoring his family.

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