From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lawrence Brunton '30

Date of birth: February 4, 1908

Date of death: April 21, 1932

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Lawrence Collins Brunton was the son of Delbert Brunton and Julia Lossing. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy in the Class of 1930. On June 5, 1930, Lieutenant Brunton married Alice Bender.

While serving in Nicauragua [on April 21, 1932], a Guardia patrol was ambushed as it crossed a small stream. Lieutenant Brunton was the commander of a relief column that had been sent to assist. After the two columns met up, they were ambushed along the road. Lieutenant Brunton was one of three men killed. He had been in country less than one month.

There are a few other details in this report (page 8).

A report from the June 1932 issue of Leatherneck indicates he detached from MCB San Diego, California on March 2, 1932, and that he wasn't schedule to sail for Nicaragua until the 18th.

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

Class of 1930

Lawrence is one of 42 members of the Class of 1930 on Virtual Memorial Hall.