Rank Insignia Previous Honoree ID Next Honoree ID

honoree image
First Name: Ernest

Last Name: Horton

Birthplace: Merkel, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Abilene, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 20 January 1920

Date of Death: 13 November 1982

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Ernest Layfette Horton, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Ernest Layfette Horton, Jr.

Captain, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 7th Armored Division, General Orders No. 8 (January 8, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain (Corps of Engineers) Ernest L. Horton, Jr. (ASN: 0-465878), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 33d Armored Engineer Battalion, 7th Armored Division, in action in Belgium, from 19 to 22 December 1944.
Captain Horton's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316501   Created by: drjones46




Honoree Photos

honoree imagehonoree imagehonoree image

honoree imagehonoree image

honoree image