Coast Guard Foundation Provides Assistance To Fallen Coast Guardsman Family, Shipmates

Posted on February 05, 2017

One of the Coast Guard Foundation's most solemn missions is to provide comfort to family and Coast Guard members who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Sadly, in January 2017 the Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund was activated following the death of LTJG Devin Hepner.

LTJG Hepner was from Logan, Utah and based in Astoria, Oregon serving at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Marine Safety Unit Portland. He was attending the Investigating Officer Course at Yorktown Coast Guard Training Center in Virginia when he was found unresponsive in his barracks room and transported by local emergency medical services to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died.

To support both members at the Sector and family of LTJG Hepner, the Foundation funded a memorial service at Air Station Astoria so all who knew LTJG Hepner may grieve, and celebrate the life of their colleague.