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Cadet William B. Turek
230623-G-G0000-104.JPG Photo By: USCG Historian's Office & CG Museum (James Brundage)

CG Academy - Cadet William B. Turek, USCG. Scanned from Tide Rips. LCDR William Turek died in the line of duty in 1993 while completing the reactivation inspection of the M/V CAPE DIAMOND in Norfolk, VA, in 1993. The carbon dioxide flooding system failed during a test of the engine room extinguishing alarm system. LCDR Bill Turek entered the space to evacuate the crew but lost his life in the process.


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