Petty Officer Travis Raymond Obendorf

Petty Officer Travis Raymond Obendorf

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

End of Watch Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Travis Raymond Obendorf

Petty Officer Travis Obendorf (BM3) succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier while participating in a search and rescue mission of a disabled fishing vessel in the Bering Sea, 30 miles north of Amak Island, Alaska.

He was injured while recovering the small boat after transferring the first group of passengers from the disabled vessel to the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. He was immediately flown to Cold Bay, Alaska, and then transferred to a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. He was transferred a second time to a hospital in Seattle, Washington, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Petty Officer Obendorf had served with the United States Coast Guard for 10 years. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Boating accident
  • Location Alaska
  • Incident Date Monday, November 11, 2013

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I just read an article in regards to the passing of Travis. My dad (who passed last year at 93) was a Coast Guardsmen since the beginning of WWII and assigned to the Navy on an LST for the duration of the war. He was a gunnery control officer and loved every minute of his time on the ocean. He cherished his time in theUSCG. He taught us all the meaning of love for our country and the sacrifices sometimes made. Rest In Peace young man and you will recognize my dad. He will be wearing his USCG blue

Deborah Rushing

May 29, 2019

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