Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner

Lieutenant Craig Eric Lerner

United States Coast Guard, 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

narcotics, aircraft accident, surveillance

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