Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Location: Puerto Rico
Lieutenant Paul Perlt, Petty Officer Matthew Baker, Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, and Lieutenant Craig Lerner 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 Perlt had served with the United States Coast Guard for five years. He was survived by his wife and child.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Petty Officer Matthew Harold Baker
Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner
Lieutenant Duane Elmer Stenbak