Lt. Sean Krueger
September 24, 1976 – July 7, 2010
Lieutenant Commander (sel) Sean David Krueger, U. S. Coast Guard, age 33, died in the line of duty on July 7, 2010 in La Push, WA
He was born in New Haven, CT on September 24, 1976 to David and Maura (Doyle) Krueger. He graduated from Massabesic High School in Waterboro, ME in 1994 and enlisted in the USCG. Upon completion of basic training in Cape May, NJ Sean was stationed aboard the CGC Bittersweet in Woods Hole, MA. He later earned an appointment to the USCG Academy in New London, CT and graduated in May of 2000. During his first tour aboard the CGC Sundew in Duluth MN, he married the former Kyla Trimby of Laconia, NH and was blessed with their first son Trevor. Sean was selected for and graduated from the Naval Flight School in Pensacola, FL and was assigned as an MH-60 Jayhawk pilot in Cape Cod, MA where their first daughter, Kerryann was born. Sean was subsequently selected for an exchange tour with the Royal Navy, flying the H-3 Sea King at RNAS Culdrose, in Helston, Cornwall, England. After two and a half years overseas, Sean transitioned back to the MH-60 Jayhawk and was stationed in Sitka, AK where his second daughter, Ashlynn, was born.
Sean’s military service awards include the Air Medal, CG Commendation Medal, CG Achievement Medal, and Commandant’s Letter of Commendation among numerous other unit, team, and personal awards. Additionally, Sean was awarded the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award and the Edward and Maise Lewis Award.
Sean was a loving father, husband, friend and mentor. He was an avid sailor and donated his off time to the community.
Sean is survived by his wife Kyla (Trimby) Krueger and his three children, Trevor, 8, Kerryann, 5, and Ashlynn, 7mos.; his parents, David and Maura (Doyle) Krueger; his sister, Dr. Meagan Roy, PhD,; two brothers, LTJG Matthew Krueger, USCG, and Scott Krueger, as well as one niece and two nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Nickerson- Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd. in Bourne, Massachusetts. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 am on Friday, July 16th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mashpee, followed by burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted by the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, Connecticut 06378 and the USCG Academy Alumni Association, 47 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320-8111 in Sean’s name. These donations will be transferred into a trust for his children.