“NHA’s Most Worthwhile Endeavor.”
LT Christian “Horse” Hescock
Lieutenant Christian "HORSE" Hescock, originally from Oregon City, Oregon, joined the Navy in 1994 as a proud Naval Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer. Flying in the mighty H-46 Sea Knight, he excelled amongst his peers during his first sea tour with HC-11 from 1996 to 1999. While there, he was selected to the Seaman to Admiral-21 Commissioning Program and accepted to the University of San Diego for undergraduate studies. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in 2002, he received a commission as a Naval Officer and was selected for a Navy Pilot billet. His training toward “wings of gold” landed him with the VT-28 Rangers, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles, and HC-3 Pack Rats. After becoming a winged Naval Aviator, he opted to fly the MH-60S and serve as a member of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five based on Guam in 2005. Shortly after arriving on island, LT Hescock deployed with Detachment 2 aboard the USNS Shasta, USNS Mercy, and USNS Flint. LT Hescock gave his life in the line of duty while flying Knight Rider 55 on a low-level night training mission on Guam September 24, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his mother, father, and older brother.
The men and women of HSC 25 have generously donated the proceeds from their annual golf tournament held in LT Hescock name.
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