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2017 REUNION PHOTOS
Larry LeBoeuf (OS2 in Horne '71-'74) and his lovely wife Karen worked tirelessly organizing the 2017 USS Horne Reunion & Plaque Dedication. It was a great success!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday June 22nd
Travel Day & Welcome
Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby Welcome & Kick Back
USS Horne Plaque Dedication & Wreath Laying Ceremony @ the US Navy Memorial
Dedication & Wreath Laying 11:00 - 12:00
Chaplain Jim Jordan (Pending for the Invocation)
Luncheon @ US Navy Memorial 12:00 - 13:00
Sight Seeing DC Area @ Individual Discretion
More info about the Plaque & Dedication at the bottom of the page.
Group Bus Tour of Washington, DC Monuments
Stops at Select National Monuments & Memorials
Lunch at the National Mall On Your Own
Reunion Banquet in Alexandria Room Holiday Inn
NCIS Special Agent Scott Smith speaking at the USS Horne Reunion 6/24/17
Special Agent Andrew L. Traver
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2713 Mitscher Rd, SW, BLDG 168, Suite 100
Anacostia Annex, Washington DC
Dear Director Traver,
I am writing to compliment the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and particularly Special Agent Scott Smith who spent this past Saturday evening with us to provide a superb presentation. Mr. Smith joined us for our USS HORNE DLG/CG-30 "50th Anniversary" Reunion group dinner and discussed, among other things, the cold case of our missing shipmate, EW3 Jason "Bill" Dies, USN.
EW3 Dies was detached from USS HORNE in June 1991 upon our return to San Diego from Operation Desert Storm. He was PCS ordered to an EW school at Corry Station, Pensacola, FL but upon his failure to report was declared an Unauthorized Absentee and subsequently a deserter. Years later his cousin filed a missing persons report with Pensacola Sheriffs authorities prompting contact with me as Petty Officer Dies' then commanding officer and Joe Westerberg who runs our ship's website, www.USSHorne.net. We had no knowledge of Petty Officer Dies’ whereabouts, but feared the worse. Joe eventually made contact with Special Agent Mark Smeester in Pensacola who enabled the connection with Mr. Smith here in Washington, the location of our reunion.
Special Agent Smith came well prepared and provided a nicely executed overview on the NCIS and the efforts you make in the matters of cold cases, encouraging us to reach out to anyone who may have known Petty Officer Dies, his family, and his friends for any clues that might explain his disappearance and whereabouts, providing his contact information for any leads.
Please extend our compliments and appreciation to Special Agent Smith for his personal interest in the cold case of our missing shipmate and to Special Agent Mark Smeester for introducing us to Mr. Smith. Hopefully their extra efforts to get the word out to our HORNE community on avenues to resolve this difficult case will yield positive results and closure for Petty Officer Dies' family, friends and shipmates.
Thomas J. Barnett, Capt USN (Ret.)
USS Horne CG-30
USS HORNE PLAQUE
The United States Navy Memorial - Washington DC
June 23, 2017 - US Navy Memorial Arleigh and Roberta Burke Theater
The plaque now on display at the US Navy Memorial
THANKS TO ALL THE DONORS FOR RAISING MORE THAN $4,000.
USS Horne Plaque is now on display at the US Navy Memorial where it
is viewed by thousands of visitors who come into the Naval Heritage
Center each year or on line at www.navymemorial.org. The
Horne plaque will serve as a
permanent tribute to
Horne and her crew while also supporting the mission
of the Navy Memorial.
Larry "Pappy" LeBoeuf (OS2 in Horne 71-74) spearheaded the effort and started raising money for the plaque on the Horne Facebook Page and after a few weeks, more than $4,000 was collected and donated to the US Navy Memorial USS Horne Plaque Fund. Donors have been identified on the USS Horne Decklog with a DONOR icon next to their name.
REUNION PHOTOS CLICK HERE
If you missed the 2017 DC Reunion, you missed a
good one. The good news is,
you have plenty of time to make plans to be at the next USS Horne Reunion!
This site was created by Joe Westerberg, former IC1 (SW) in Horne 89-91.