Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Location: Puerto Rico
Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, Lieutenant Craig Lerner, Lieutenant Paul Perlt, and Petty Officer Matthew Baker 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 Stenbak had served with the United States Coast Guard for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Petty Officer Matthew Harold Baker
Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner
Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt