JOHN O. HORN, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: January 22, 1921
Date of death: November 4, 1955
Age: 34

Lucky Bag

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From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

John Oliver Horn

Dadeville, Alabama

"Skipper," a curly black-headed southern gentleman, gave up a medical career to follow the life of the sea. He has an Omar Khayyam outlook on life, believing that women, and song" are the essence of this and that even the gloomiest situation rates a laugh. One could usually find "Squaw" eating or sleeping, as it seemed that he never got enough of either. He spent much of his time in yacht racing and sailing the yawls and ketches. He also found time for the Glee Club, Model Club, Photographic Club, Radio Club, and Boat Club. He never missed a hop or dragging on weekends. "Skipper" is quick and efficient in doing his work and will undoubtedly be welcomed aboard any naval nesse

Gym 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Model Club 4, 3, 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 1; Photographic Club 3

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about John's life or loss.

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Conrad Grove, Jr. '45, Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Arthur Day '45, Robert Billings '45, James Dawley, Jr. '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Alfred Sawyer '45, and Richard Hodsdon '45 were also in 8th Company.


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Class of 1945
John is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.
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