GMC honors one of their own

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Military College in Milledgeville celebrated the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday Friday afternoon on their campus.

Yet, they were not only honoring the 44 men who have held the title “Commander-in-Chief”, they also paid their respects to GMC’s special assistant to the president, Col. Fred Van Horn, who is retiring from the college after serving there for 20 years.

“I’m very proud of the school,” Col. Van Horn said. “Very honored of all of this that they have made possible just for me.”

Prior to his arrival in Milledgeville in 1995, Col. Van Horn served in the United State Army for 33 years in enlisted and commissioned service.  During his time at the college, he served as Commandant of Cadets, Dean of Students, Adjunct Professor of Ethics, the GMC Director of Character Education, and Executive Vice President.  He was also the interim president from July to October in 2014.

While the distinguished veteran said he was overwhelmed at the outpouring of support, he believes all of his success wouldn’t have been possible without being surrounded by some outstanding individuals, “If you look around this quadrangle here, these buildings were built by other people, the grounds are maintained by other people. The credit they passed onto me is deserved by them.”

When asked what his plans are for the future, Col. Van Horn said he has resolved to “not to overwork, which means nothing is going to get in the way with my plans to go fishing.”

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