Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Sailors, Coast Guardsman

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain (NNS) — U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia held a ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain April 24 in remembrance of the ninth anniversary of the attack on patrol coastal ship USS Firebolt (PC 10).

Saturday, April 24, 2004, Firebolt was attacked near Iraq’s oil terminals while conducting maritime security operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf.

The attack claimed the lives of three U.S. servicemembers: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael Pernaselli, U.S. Navy; Signalman 2nd Class Christopher Watts, U.S. Navy; and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, U.S. Coast Guard.

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