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In Tribute to Michael R. Horrocks
38 years old.   Residence: Glen Mills, Pa.
Crew of Flight 175

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I went to college with Mike. He was a great guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends today as they reflect on losing a great man.

*** Posted by Nikki on 2010-09-11 ***

My daughter is a freshman at WCU.... She's at the football game now.... I can't wait to hear her tell me about the statue ... and the memorial dedication.... I've read about Michael and was touched by the personal stories about him. I hope and pray that his family is comforted by the pride in him at WCU. September 11th always seems to be a beautiful, sunny day, but how sad this date will be forever.

*** Posted by WSP on 2010-09-11 ***

We will never forget you! Your family remain in my prayers.
I still smile when I think of our classes at Hershey High '81 and pick-up basketball games during PE class
Your friend and classmate,
Karen McCarthy

*** Posted by Karen McCarthy on 2010-09-11 ***

I was proud to be at the WCU dedication today. I hope it was comforting to the family to see so many alumni come out and show respect. He will truly not be forgotten. Bless you all.

*** Posted by WCU - Class of 85' on 2010-09-11 ***

What a cool guy! I didn't know him personally, but he flew a plane for our country because he cared.

*** Posted by mike mcgrath on 2010-09-11 ***

Cool guy but I didn't know him personally, but he flew a plane for our country because he cared.

*** Posted by mike mcgrath on 2010-09-11 ***

On 30 Jan 1995, I was lucky enough to fly with Mike Horrocks. "Rocks" and I flew to Tuscaloosa, Alabama one evening in a T-34C. We were instructor pilots in VT-2, NAS Whiting Field. Once a quarter all the squadron Instructor Pilots would pool together the training flight hours and fly to a place, this time "Dreamland" for Ribs, sandwich bread, and cans of soda. It was the best of times, two Marine aviators enjoying the magic of flight on a beautiful southern night after a great meal by a fire surrounded by friends. I can still picture the twinkle of the stars that night, the lights of the cities against the darkness, and the hum of the engine. That T-34C was a joy to fly. We didn't talk much. "Rocks" and I were both fairly quiet by nature, and we were both taken by the beauty of that night. I remember "Rocks" as one of my squadron mates. I did run in to him in Chicago once a few years later, and we chatted, but more, to me, his was one of the many faces you looked forward to seeing around the squadron in VT-2, always a smile and a pleasure to work with. And I was lucky enough to fly one night with him. Who could ask for a better companion than another Marine? That time, that place, I was surrounded by the best men and women I have ever known, all doing what we loved. We loved training naval aviators. On 9-11 we lost one of those "best," and we miss him as we miss those days doing what we loved.

*** Posted by LtCol Gary Trussell, USMC Ret on 2010-09-09 ***

I only met Mr. Horrocks once when I was a kid. He was the father of my classmate. I remember the effect his death had on his family. I hope he's resting in peace, and I hope that the rest of the family has been able to move on and find happiness in their lives.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-03 ***

I never met you, but from all these comments of people who did, you sound like a true American hero. It would've been great to meet you.

*** Posted by J.T. on 2010-08-24 ***

Mike Horrocks' memorial is to be dedicated on 9/11/2010 at the West Chester University, PA, football game. The game is at 1 p.m., so the dedication is probably prior.

*** Posted by Craig Hughes on 2010-08-17 ***

Semper fi, marine.

*** Posted by Chris C on 2010-01-23 ***

I just became aware that a Horrocks died that day, too. I once felt this tragedy in a personal way, but even more so now.

*** Posted by Kevin Horrocks on 2009-11-23 ***

Michael showed me how to surf and play wiffle ball on a vacant lot on 81st. Thank you, Michael.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-17 ***

I never came to realize how much of an impact you had, not just on your own family, but on other peoples' lives, too. My friend and I both go to your son's school, and he's a real great kid. We both are unfortunate not to have met a guy like you. You didn't only leave us with something inside, but you also changed our lives in so many ways. It's indescribable what a great man you are. We want to thank you again, just for EVERYTHING. A lot of love and thankfulness from:

Your friends,
Kalvin Simpson and Peter Quin
May God bless

*** Posted by Kalvin and PJ on 2009-08-29 ***

Rest in peace, Mr. Horrocks.

*** Posted by katie britton on 2009-08-27 ***

Your cousins miss you, buddy.

*** Posted by Kevin on 2008-09-11 ***

I didn't know know Michael, but I do have the pleasure of coaching a great kid, his son, Mick. Mick, I want you to know I feel your pain. I lost my mother 27 years ago. She was way too young also. Both your father and my mother are in a good place now. I believe that, and we will see them again someday. I'll say a prayer for you, your family, and your father, and I'm always available if you need anything. One thing, Mick, I can promise you: your father is very proud of the way you are turning into a fine young man.

*** Posted by Coach Robin Waite on 2008-09-11 ***

I didn't know Michael Horrocks that well but I know the rest of the Horrocks family well. You are a hero. You were also a wonderful loving father. You children are great and we all know you know that. God Bless.

*** Posted by A Friend on 2008-09-11 ***

Both Todd and I have come to observe a very tenacious, hardworking, friendly person in Mick who also happens to have some fun in the hockey locker room which from reading about your dad, it seems he liked to joke around too! Your dad was a great hero to America Mick and he would be very proud of you today. Your dad and mom and dad Paul have done an outstanding job in raising a respectful young man. Let's get some shots from the blue line! GO LITTLE FLYERS 1995!

*** Posted by Todd and Vonya Womack on 2008-09-11 ***

I didn't know Mr. Horrocks personally, but I do know Mick, and just by knowing Mick, I know how nice and friendly Mr. Horrocks was.

*** Posted by mick's classmate on 2008-09-10 ***

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