BM2 Jovan Morales

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Jovan Morales

Originally founded in 1849 by the New York Lifesaving Benevolent Association, Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, N.Y., is the oldest Coast Guard Station in New York and the fourth oldest in the United States. The Eatons Neck Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse on Long Island and the sixth oldest in the United States. The first known keeper to the lighthouse was Darius Ruland, who was appointed at the age of 49 on September 14, 1876. Since then, many noteworthy Coast Guard members have contributed to the station’s success as a beacon of hope for boaters in distress. Continuing the traditions of great light keepers and notable local heros like Petty Officer Nathan Bruckenthal is Petty Officer 2nd Class Jovan Morales.