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Pastor Answered Call to Serve San Diego's Military Families

When Gregory C. Horn, minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bakersfield and a member of the Navy Reserve, was called to minister to the spiritual needs of Americans fighting overseas, his church had a unified response: Go. They need you, reports

When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Horn was named wing chaplain at the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. He has also worked as a chaplain at Naval Hospital in San Diego, and at other locations around the world.

Those years of sacrifice were honored recently when, according to, Chief of Naval Chaplains, Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, traveled to Bakersfield to thank Horn's family and church members for the 22 years they have supported their pastor and for their continued support after he is promoted next week to rear admiral.


Ceremonies will be conducted at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Horn will become the Deputy Chief of Naval Chaplains (Reserve Matters) on Oct. 7, and discharge his new duties for three years, until his retirement in 2013. For more, check out the full story.