EDWARD J. TRUMBLE, CAPT, USMC
Edward Trumble '25
Date of birth: May 3, 1902
Date of death: February 18, 1937
From the 1925 Lucky Bag:
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."
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.