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Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal picture
Age: 24
Conflict: Iraq
Casualty Date: April, 2004
Unit: Tactical Law Enforcement Team, South Detachment 403, U.S. Coast Guard
Hometown: Smithtown, New York
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Bruckenthal died of wounds he received when the small boat his seven-man team boarded exploded near Iraq's Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal in the Persian Gulf on April 24, 2004. He is the first Coast Guardsman killed in action since the Vietnam War.