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US Coast Guard NOK death follow-up

This copy of the notification is to be sent as a follow-up to the original notification, and is to be written by the deceased's commanding officer within 48 hours of the death.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jones
123 Main Street
Somewhere, CA 95123

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of your (Relationship), (Full Name and Rank of Deceased) and allow me to tell you what we know about the circumstances surrounding (His/her) death. [Provide sufficient facts concerning the casualty, search attempts, medical care, etc. to satisfactorily answer all immediate questions in the minds of the next of kin. See Article 11A-8, Coast Guard Personnel Manual, COMDTINST M1000.6 (series).]

[If member was missing and searches have not located the member's remains, include: "We regret that the extensive search for your (indicate relationship) has met with negative results" or "We regret that the extensive search failed to locate any trace of your (specify relationship)." Do not make any statement concerning termination of any searches.]

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at (999) 555-1234.

Sincerely,
M. R. ROBERTS
Lieutenant, U. S. Coast Guard
Commanding Officer