Honoring a Fallen Shipmate

Story and Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Evanson

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guardsmen participated in the Inaugural Bruckenthal Memorial Motorcycle Ride today in an effort to raise funds for the daughter of Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal. To date, Bruckenthal is the only Coast Guardsman killed in the line of duty while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Motorcycle ride started at the Coast Guard Communications Area Master Station Atlantic in Chesapeake, Va., and rode throughout the Hampton Roads region, stopping for lunch in Yorktown, Va., before returning back to Chesapeake.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - (May 24) Participants in the Inaugural Bruckenthal Memorial Bike ride prepare to depart the Coast Guard Communications Area Master Station Atlantic in Chesapeake, Va., today. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Christopher Evanson.

Participants in the Inaugural Bruckenthal Memorial Bike ride prepare to depart the Coast Guard Communications Area Master Station Atlantic in Chesapeake, Va., today. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Christopher Evanson.
  Portsmouth, Va. - (May 24) Coast Guard members pose shortly before the Inaugural Bruckenthal Memorial Bike Ride. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Christopher Evanson.

Coast Guard members pose shortly before the Inaugural Bruckenthal Memorial Bike Ride.

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