Coast Guard to christen cutter Nathan Bruckenthal

| April 25, 2014


Eggs sends us a link to the Coast Guard Compass which announces that the family of fallen DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal has been notified that they will name their newest fast response cutter after the petty officer;

Bruckenthal died April 24, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained on a security mission near the Iraqi Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal when suicide bombers initiated a waterborne assault. In the decade since, he has become a hero to a generation of Coast Guardsmen – most significantly symbolized in the dedication of Bruckenthal Hall at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May where all enlisted personnel are indoctrinated into the service.

Category: Coast Guard

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  1. LebbenB says:

    “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors…” – John F. Kennedy

  2. Kinda old ET1 says:

    A fitting tribute. Rest easy shipmate.

  3. RM/TC/OSC says:

    No one deserved it more, may it be the strongest and longest lasting cutter in the Coast Guard