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May 15, 2012

Meet the Men of Bravo!–Dan Horton

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In early 1966, at the tender age of seventeen, Dan Horton enlisted in the Marine Corps at Wayne, Michigan. Dan said that at the time he was “lost and had nowhere to go.” His Marine Corps recruiters took him to his high school and tried, along with school officials, to talk Dan into staying enrolled, but Dan was on a mission.

Dan Horton at Khe Sanh

He arrived at Khe Sanh in June of 1967 while Bravo Company was on Hill 861 South. Dan was a rifleman in Second Platoon and was wounded while on patrol outside the Grey Sector on March 21, 1968, during the Siege of Khe Sanh.

After Vietnam, Dan was stationed at Camp Pendleton in southern California and then in Washington, D.C.

After his stint in the Corps, Dan returned to Michigan where he had a long career as an animal control officer.

Dan Horton at his Bravo interview at Ann Arbor, MI

When asked about his time at Khe Sanh, Dan said, with a twinkle in his eye, “It is what it is, and that’s what it is.”

Dan Horton, a Marine every day of his life since entering boot camp, passed away on November 10, 2010, the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday.

We miss Dan Horton. Semper Fidelis, Dan.

  1. Most definitely one of my Heroes, and I miss him dearly

    Comment by Michael E. O'Hara — May 15, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
  2. I was honored to be called friend by Danny for well over twenty years. He kept his courage & his twinkle in his eyes until the very end! Rest in Peace my friend.

    Comment by Sandie Spada — May 15, 2012 @ 1:29 pm
  3. My brother, my friend. Miss him more than can be fully measured.

    Comment by Jim Horton — May 15, 2012 @ 8:38 pm
  4. A father ,A hero and a great man who will be missed dearly. Semper Fi. R.I.P daddy <3

    Comment by Shari Horton — May 16, 2012 @ 5:46 pm
  5. The father of my children……and my friend. I miss his quick wit and sense of dry humor. I love you Danny! Rest in Peace!

    Comment by Diana Landskroener — May 16, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
  6. Today is my father Daniel Hortons bday…bring up lots of feelings but also pride knowing he loves his family. Happy Birthday in heavven dad. Never forget our time together. Semer Fi always

    Comment by shari horton — September 29, 2013 @ 8:58 am
  7. Happy 65th Birthday, Dan. Give em what fer.

    Comment by Jim Horton — September 29, 2013 @ 9:13 am
  8. SEMPER FI DANNY! “Welcome Home”, God said.

    Comment by Daniel Corbin — September 29, 2013 @ 9:24 am
  9. My name is Dan Horton as well. I served in the U.S.Marines from 1982 – 2002. Semper Fi
    Dan

    Comment by Daniel V Horton — July 27, 2014 @ 8:13 pm
  10. Semper Fi, Daniel V Horton.

    Comment by admin — July 28, 2014 @ 10:07 am
  11. Just saw film “Bravo! Common Men,Uncommon Valor. I’m a Vietnam Era vet watching this film on Memorial Day, 2019. Thank you men of Bravo Company!

    Comment by FRANKLIN D JASKO — May 27, 2019 @ 7:02 pm
  12. I would simply like to say thank you to all of you that over many wars & battles. Stood firm for our freedoms, Bless you & may the grace of your god shine & care for you if you in need. Those not with us; man can show no greater love than to lay down his life for his fellow man. I don’t serve am not American, but the silent masses know our true friends

    Comment by Glenn Eddery — July 17, 2019 @ 7:11 pm

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