EDWARD J. TRUMBLE, CAPT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Trumble '25

Date of birth: May 3, 1902

Date of death: February 18, 1937

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Edward was lost on February 18, 1937 when a secondary gun battery exploded aboard the demilitarized battleship USS Wyoming (BB 32) during training. Six other men were also lost.

His last words were reportedly "Get a doctor for the men. I'm afraid they're hurt."

He was survived by his wife and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Edward served in Nicaragua during that country's civil war; he was "decorated for service" during the earthquake of March 31, 1931.

Contemporary accounts also cite him as the "founder" of the Nicaraguan National Military Academy. He seems to have been the director of the first version of the academy, which graduated their first class in two months.


Class of 1925

Edward is one of 29 members of the Class of 1925 in Memorial Hall.