Lieutenant Duane Elmer Stenbak

Lieutenant Duane Elmer Stenbak

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

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Duane Elmer Stenbak

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.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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Lt. Stenbek,
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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