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04/11/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Francis Horne

LTC Francis L. Horne, Sr.
(24 Feb 1922 - 08 Jan 2014)

Newport News High School Faculty

http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Horne.html

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
   We have sad if rather belated news this Friday morning.         LTC Francis Horne, former Newport News High School teacher and Tuskegee Airman, passed away in Abingdon, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at the age of 91. 

    He was predeceased by his wife,  Carrie Broxton Horne (Middleton High School, Tampa, FL - Class of @ 1960).


From the Daily Press - 04/11/14:

            LTC Francis L. Horne, Sr.
   

 

 
    ABINGTON, PA - LTC Francis L. Horne, Sr., age 91, a resident of Abington, Pennsylvania, died on January 8, 2014. He was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on 24 February 1922.

Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 9 July 1942. His first duty assignment was at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Army Airfield (TAAF) was the home of the training grounds for hundreds of pilots who later served overseas during World War II. While stationed at Tuskegee, he was assigned to the 318th TAAF Base Unit and the 1155th Single Engine Flying Training unit, serving as an aircraft mechanic's helper and radio repairman. He completed his tour of duty at TAAF in 1945, having attained the rank of Sergeant.

At the conclusion of World War II, he received an honorable discharge from active duty and entered Hampton Institute (now known as Hampton University), in Hampton, Virginia. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Program, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Industrial Education.

 
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  Colonel Horne was recalled to active duty service in 1951 during the Korean War. While on active duty, he completed tours of duty at Fort Bliss, Fort Meade, Moon Run, PA, Niagara Falls, NY, Germany and Korea; retiring from active duty in 1969. After his military retirement, he taught in the Newport News School System for twenty years as an Industrial Arts teacher, retiring in 1987.

Colonel Horne provided over 200 inspirational speeches on the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen; he educated and inspired citizens, young and old with his uplifting recollection of historical events. His presentations were sought after by a myriad of organizations, military units and schools and his efforts have extended to cities throughout the state of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey.

His military education included the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Fort Bliss, Texas; the Army Intelligence School, Europe; and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Fort McNair, VA. His awards included the Army Commendation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He received various honors and accolades for his contributions to the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. In 2004, he was honored by his hometown of West Palm Beach, FL with a recognition proclamation and key to the city. In January of 2006, he was awarded the Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award by the Army Aviation Association of America. As a Documented Original Tuskegee Airman (DOTA), Colonel Horne and other DOTAs were cited for the Congressional Gold Medal at the U.S. Capital on 29 March 2007 when President Bush conferred this distinct honor on all of the individuals who participated in the Tuskegee Airmen Program.

Colonel Horne was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years Carrie Broxton Horne and is survived by two daughters, Sandra Craig of Atlanta, GA and Michelle Horne of Hampton, VA; a son, Francis L. Horne III, one step-daughter Carrissa Wynder-Sanchez of Abington, PA; two step-sons, Charles A. Wynder, Jr. of Boston, MA and Chris Wynder of Fort Knox, KY; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The funeral service is April 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Burial will follow immediately after the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to SarahCare of Jenkintown, 101 Washington Lane, Suite G-6, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

Arrangements were by Helweg & Rowland Funeral Home, Abington, PA (www.helwegrowlandfh.com). View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on April 11, 2014.

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So sorry to hear about your loss. Col. Horne was my teacher in IA back in the 70's at NNHS. Awesome guy. Made learning fun, as well as a challenge. I will never forget him. God Bless!

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Horne family and their friends as well as Col. Horne's former students at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

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Animated Army and Air Force Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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