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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on Death Of U.S. Coast Guard Chief Boatswains Mate Terrell Horne

Release Date: 
December 3, 2012

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of U.S. Coast Guard Chief Boatswains Mate Terrell Horne during a counter-drug operation yesterday morning near Santa Cruz Island, California.  BMC Horne and his fellow crew members of the USCG Cutter Halibut were engaged in an at-sea interdiction when they came under threat by a small vessel that rammed their small boat.  This tragedy reminds us of the dangers our men and women in uniform face every day, and the great risks they willingly take, as they protect our nation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of BMC Horne and all of our Coast Guard personnel at this difficult time."

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Review Date: 
December 3, 2012
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