The 2013 Pacific Area Awards Dinner in San Francisco highlighted the sacrifice of Senior Chief Terrell Horne, who was killed in the line of duty last year during a maritime law enforcement operation off the coast of Southern California.
Senior Chief Horne was posthumously awarded the Chester R. Bender Award for Heroism at the Coast Guard Foundation's 21st Annual Pacific Area Awards Dinner, which was held April 25th in San Francisco, California. Horne left behind three children and wife, who were devastated by his untimely death.
Capt. Tony Fantauzzi from Chevron presents Coast Guard Foundation Chairman Robert J. Flynn with a check for $10,000 in memory of Senior Chief Terrell Horne at the Pacific Area Awards Dinner in San Francisco.
The Pacific Area Awards Dinner title sponsor, Chevron, was so moved by Horne's story that in addition to the $25,000 it pledged for the dinner, they presented the Foundation with an additional $10,000 donation on stage in memory of Senior Chief Horne, to be directed to the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund, which helps pay for college of children of Coast Guard personnel who make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
"Chevron's generosity in memory of Senior Chief Horne is greatly appreciated," said Coast Guard Foundation Senior Vice President Brad Sisley. "Their gift will allow Senior Chief's Horne wife and children some peace of mind knowing the Coast Guard Foundation and our supporters are there to provide for these fallen heroes."
In times of need, the Coast Guard Foundation acts as a lifeline to active duty personnel. Through these services, the Foundation hopes to better the lives of those who serve in the Coast Guard every day.
We thank all our generous donors, like Chevron, who make it possible for the Coast Guard Foundation to provide support to the families of Coast Guard men and women who lose their lives in the line of duty. Thanks to their generosity and support, we show them they do not mourn alone, and that we will take care of those affected by these tragedies.