Coast Guard Training Center Participates in Multiple Cape May Memorial Day Events

Coast Guard Training Center Participates in Multiple Cape May Memorial Day Events
Pall bearers carry the casket of DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal during his interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary. Bruckenthal was killed in action April 24, 200 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. USCG photo by PA1 Sarah Foster-Snell CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have...

Wounded Warrior Diaries: Coast Guardsman Makes History

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg WASHINGTON – Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Ruggiero’s heroic actions more than five years ago saved lives and earned him the first Purple Heart awarded to a Coast Guardsman since the Vietnam War.

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.

Video – Station Eaton’s Neck Nathan Bruckenthal Memorial Ceremony

Eatons Neck – Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck holds a memorial service for DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal. Bruckenthal, was killed in action at the Khawr Al Amay Oil Terminal off the coast of Iraq on 24 April 2004. Bruckenthal was the first Coast Guardsmen killed in combat since the Vietnam War. Official Coast Guard video for release Video production by Petty Officer Annie Berlin var _bos...

In Memory of Petty Officer Nathan Bruckenthal

MIAMI, FL. -A boat explosion in Iraq inflicted the U.S. Coast Guard’s first wartime loss of life since the Vietnam War. One other Coastie was injured in the Apr. 24, 2004 explosion at the Iraqi Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal in the early evening hours of that fateful day. Friends say Nathan Bruckenthal, 24, dreamed of going to sea, serving his country and being in law enforcement. Five years ago...