Paso Robles local Michael Horn back in the north county last week after completing his third year at the US military academy at West Point. He tells KPRL his parents did not have a military background.
He became interested reading about men like George Patton and Ike Eisenhour at the Paso Robles library. Horn says getting into West Point was not easy.
He credits his success in getting into the military academy and succeeding at West Point with life lessons he learned at Paso Robles high school, like those he learned from former football coach Rich Schimke. Horn was captain on the Bearcat team which won the CIF championships.
Horn says he knows what he wants to do in the military. He’d like to serve in the Rangers with Drake Phillips, is already serving with the Rangers. Phillips, incidentally, is the son of San Luis Obispo police sergeant Kevin Phillips and Tracy Phillips, who live in Paso Robles. Drake also played for Rich Schimke and the Bearcats.
Today, Horn is on his way back to west point to finish his senior year at the US military academy.