Petty Officer Matthew Harold Baker

Petty Officer Matthew Harold Baker

United States Coast Guard, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Matthew Harold Baker

Petty Officer Matthew Baker, Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, Lieutenant Craig Lerner, 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.

Petty Officer Baker had served with the United States Coast Guard for seven years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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May you and the other members of your crew rest in peace.

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Brian Densmore AT3
U.S. Coast Guard

March 8, 2021

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