USCGC Heriberto Hernandez (WPC1114)

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The fourteenth cutter was named after Hernandez, and was commissioned in its home port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 16, 2015.

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In 2010, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Charles “Skip” W. Bowen, the U.S. Coast Guard’s senior enlisted person at the time, lobbied for the new Sentinel-class cutters to be named after enlisted Coast Guardsmen or personnel from its precursor services, who had distinguished themselves by their heroism. The fourteenth cutter was named after Hernandez, and was commissioned in its home port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 16, 2015.

Fireman Hernandez’s heroic actions under enemy fire were instrumental to the success of friendly forces in harassing and destroying the enemy’s morale and feeling of security. Fireman Hernandez’s professional skill, courage under enemy fire, and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

CGC HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ patrols the dynamic 1.4mil nm Area of Responsibility around Puerto Rico and has adopted the slogan “The Iron Curtain of Mona” due to their high detection and interdictions of illegal migrants and illicit narcotics. During their June 2020 patrol, the CGC HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ apprehended 118 migrants and 1,375 kilos of cocaine attempting to make landfall in Puerto Rico.

Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.

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