Video – Honoring a Fallen Hero

MIAMI — On Saturday, April 24, 2004, DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal of the U.S. Coast Guard was killed by a suicide bomber while conducting a security patrol in the northern Persian Gulf. BM1 Joe Ruggiero, who was with Bruckenthal during the attack, describes what happened that day.

Coast Guard TACLET South Commanding Officer Cmdr. Timothy Espinoza speaks about Bruckenthal’s service and sacrifice during a five-year memorial observance held April 24, 2009, at Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

Coast Guard multimedia presentation/Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen



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