Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner

Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Craig Eric Lerner

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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My dear and beautiful cousin Craig- you were and are such an important member of this family. Your laugh and smile is missed so. I hope and pray that you and Auntie are together and providing the laughs and guidance to those with you as well as those that see you from this side every day. You are a hero Craig- with love to you my family , my friend Carol Sue

Major Carol S Lamb
USAR, retired, Cousin

September 24, 2017

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