From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edwin Brant '25

Date of birth: February 15, 1901

Date of death: October 22, 1929

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:


Edwin was lost on October 22, 1929 from USS Marblehead (CL 12). He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania:

In Memoriam
Edwin Van Brant
Lieutenant, Junior Grade, United States Navy

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 15, 1901

Lost at sea October 22, 1929 from the U.S.S. Marblehead during a storm off Cape Hatteras while performing an act of heroism beyond the call of duty

His last words were "Is everybody all right?"

A gallant officer -- A beloved shipmate

This tablet is placed by the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Marblehead 1930

Class of 1925

Edwin is one of 30 members of the Class of 1925 on Virtual Memorial Hall.