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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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Lt. Lerner,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Crewmen for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 24, 2020

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