Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Location: Puerto Rico
Lieutenant Craig Lerner, Petty Officer Matthew Baker, Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, and Lieutenant Paul Perlt were killed in an airplane accident while conducting a drug surveillance operation in the Caribbean.
The Grumman E2C Hawkeye experienced a wing fire and crashed as the pilot attempted to land at U.S. Naval Air Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
Lieutenant Lerner had served with the United States Coast Guard for seven years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Petty Officer Matthew Harold Baker
Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt
Lieutenant Duane Elmer Stenbak