Updated information on Petty Officer Shaun Lin

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shaun Lin, 23, who died during a training exercise after falling into the James River near Newport News Wednesday evening, served the Coast Guard for approximately 3 years. Lin, of Staten Island, N.Y. joined the Coast Guard July 17, 2007 and after boot camp was sent to Coast Guard Station Boston as a Fireman (09/28/07-06/03/09). In 2009 he was...

Admiral Papp Statement on Loss of Petty Officer Lin

Washington – Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp released the following statement concerning the loss of Petty Officer Shaun Lin to the members of the Coast Guard today. I am deeply saddened to report the loss of a shipmate resulting from an operational mishap. On the night of 13 October, during a training evolution on the James River in Virginia, ME3 Shaun Lin of MSST New York fell into...