|Lieutenant U.S. Navy
|Date of Death
|October 6 1952
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Horton was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Horton was a crew member of a PB4Y-2S Privateer patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 24, based at Naval Air Station Argentia, Newfoundland. On October 6, 1952 during bad weather, the aircraft crashed killing six crewmen.