Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, salutes during the commissioning of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif., March 22, 2019. USCGC Terrell Horne is the third Fast Response Cutter to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach and will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District, which includes all of California and international waters off Mexico and Central America. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

A Fitting Tribute: The commissioning of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne

In 2012, Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III made the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of his coxswain during a law enforcement mission that ended in a collision off the coast of Southern California. On March 21, 2019, the Coast Guard paid tribute to Horne by commissioning the Coast Guard’s newest Fast Response Cutter in his name. This new cutter honors his bravery, dedication and spirit of public service.


Coast Guard Lt. j.g. John Epperly, the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut commanding officer, gives the command to release a wreath into the water during a memorial ceremony of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut near Smuggler's Cove, California, Dec. 2, 2017. Horne died from injuries sustained during a law enforcement operation in 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney

A Legacy Not Forgotten

In memory of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell E. Horne, the Coast Guard held a wreath-laying ceremony in the Pacific Ocean near Smugglers Cove, California, Dec. 2, 2017. Horne died after succumbing to injuries sustained during a law enforcement operation in 2012.


Coast Guard Heroes: Terrell Horne III

Coast Guard Heroes: Terrell Horne III

Terrell Horne III stood the watch on the front lines of Coast Guard operations throughout his nearly 14 years of active duty. Throughout his Coast Guard service, his professionalism and commitment, like those before him, ensured that the Coast Guard was always ready to answer the nation’s call.


Memorabilia showcased at a memorial service for Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrrell Horne III. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo.

Coast Guard to name cutter for BMCS Terrell Horne III

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft announced today the Coast Guard will name a cutter in honor of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III who died on Dec. 2, 2012, while carrying out law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz, California. The Commandant personally informed the Horne family earlier today a fast response cutter will bear Terrell’s name in honor of his sacrifice and faithful service in defense of his nation.