Brunton, Lawrence Collins, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
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Primary Unit
1932-1932, 0302, Nicaraguan National Guard Detachment
Service Years
1930 - 1932

First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1932
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
US Second Occupation of Nicaragua
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 7 Site 10127

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French Fourragere

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  1932, In the Line of Duty

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 Unit Assignments
Marine BarracksMCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA/HQ Bn5th Marine RegimentNicaraguan National Guard Detachment
  1930-1931, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1931-1931, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA/HQ Bn
  1932-1932, 5th Marine Regiment
  1932-1932, 0302, Nicaraguan National Guard Detachment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Nicaragua
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1926-1930, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Brunton served with the Marines in Nicaragua in action against the Sandanistas.  He was killed in action near Apali, Nicaragua in the following circumstances.

"A Guardia patrol under Second Lieutenant Laurin T. Covington, GN, was ambushed as it crossed a small stream. Four men were killed before Covington was able to break contact. Meanwhile, a relief column, commanded by First Lieutenant Laurence C. Brunton, had come to Covington's assistance. Once the two patrols had met, all seemed safe; but the enemy had moved cross-country to establish still another ambush along the road. Covington, Brunton, and Finis L. Whitehead, an officer in the Guardia's Medical Corps, were killed when the trap was sprung; and their combined patrols were routed. In that day's fighting, ten Guardia were killed."
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