Stripped of almost all of its sparse vegetation by the U.S. bombardment, the island resembled a lunar landscape, covered with coarse black sand and volcanic ash. 4 Griffith gave him a $5,000 signing bonus and agreed to pay for a WWII | Pvt Trimble volunteered to serve in an elite eight man scouting platoon that would put him ahead of the front lines on Iwo Jima under the command of Major General Graves B. Erskine. four-year scholarship to Duke University, where he would be under the In a letter to the headmaster of St. Albans, he wrote: In his last letter to White, Trimble quoted Shakespeare: "Mine honor is my life. Baseball leagues and exhibition games were organized whenever conditions permitted, and Guam became a baseball hub in the Pacific. The whole place resembled the Division commander. Edward L. Sanderson papers on James Trimble III. Christine White quoted General Erskine's words about Trimble's character -- his courage, loyalty, and high ideals. He was convicted in Portage County on 11/22/05.. Crime. Trimble never was defeated on the mound at St. Albans and pitched three no-hitters in his short career. With the 500-foot-high Mount Surabachi on the southern end of the island, one Marine called Iwo "an ugly wart on the face of the Pacific." You could also do it yourself at any point in time. Find link is a tool written by Edward Betts.. searching for James Trimble III 0 found (4 total) been Trimble's tent-mate back on Guam. Trimble enrolled at Duke in September 1943, and played fall baseball for https://id.lib.harvard.edu/ead/hou02274/catalog Accessed November 12, 2020, To request materials for use in the Houghton Library reading room, go to the. During his senior year, Trimble's mound heroics caught the attention of His death was a note worthy news feature back in Washington. In another letter to his mother, Trimble asked her to check the contract she had signed for him with the Senators to see if there was any escape clause. Baseball leagues and exhibition games were organized whenever conditions permitted, and Guam became a baseball hub in the Pacific. "I was in for the shock of my life," recalled Mates. It said in part: "Private Trimble was an outstanding member of the Third Marine Division All-Star baseball team. "Thank God for God, you and baseball in this dark wilderness," he wrote. "By the end he was 19 going on 35. "All I could think of was Basil Rathbone in The Hound of the Baskervilles with that thick fog. These are times when we may have to use quite a number of the 17-year-old boys who are not yet subject to the army draft, so it naturally would be a good opportunity for you to get yourself a good job. will continue to inspire us in the tough battles that lie ahead." Recalled Mates, "The last two days before we shipped out to Iwo we were bivouacked in tents in a field. Flares lighting up the sky. James "Jimmy" Trimble (October 10, 1925 – March 1, 1945). "is as important to the tired fighter as it is to the tired executive or See access restrictions below for additional information. star, but he was liked by everybody, officers and enlisted men alike." In his time at St. Albans, Trimble Japanese dead totaled 21,000 -- out of 22,000 men. "I know everything Clark Griffith wanted to sign Trimble up for the Senators' farm system, Elliott recalled, but his mother insisted that he first finish school. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Trimble Field was abandoned in the 1960s when the 3rd Marine Division enters Duke University, where he hopes to become eligible for a Navy V-8, which will enable him to study for a naval commission. Amid the yelling, screaming and "Yes, Mom, I am going into combat, but don't let that worry you," he The next night, four two-man reconnaissance teams were deployed forward of the rest of their platoon in four foxholes running up a ridge, all connected by radio wire. Talk:James Trimble III. Division All-Stars. hadn't done some sleuthing," he told Britain's Independent newspaper on Baseball Single-Season Hitting Records, D.C. After the tryout Trimble is signed by the Senators for $5,000 with the provision that he could also attend college. Coombs. Talk:James Trimble III. While some have read about him, I found it compelling enough t… James Trimble Ohio February 07, 2020 James Trimble is a white inmate on death row in the state of Ohio. Search, Gary Bedingfield remembers baseball players who made the ultimate "I would not stay on this island unless forced," he wrote his mother. The fighting raged for more than three hours and when morning came, there were more than 60 Japanese bodies found lying on the ground. We said, 'Who in the world is that?' 2014, Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice is associated with Baseball In those days Duke was a baseball powerhouse. At its end, nearly 7,000 Americans were dead and more than 20,000 were wounded. were bodies without heads, without arms. His coach, Bill Shaw, a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic baseball squad, considered him to be one of the finest baseball prospects he had ever seen. The book has received endorsements from – Tim Kurkjian, ESPN and Phil Wood, host, “Nationals Talk Live,” and commentator on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Among the many Marines at the opening of Trimble Field was the pitcher's "Erskine knew Jimmy personally, because he was the star pitcher for the division," Mates said. Trimble played fall baseball for him in 1943 and, according to Elliott, would have been Duke's best pitcher if he'd played the following spring. James Trimble A494014. [7] At 8:59 A.M. on February 19, the first wave of . As darkness began to He saw combat service during the liberation of Guam and was attached to a recon platoon. "He threw hard and he threw nothing but strikes -- fastballs and curveballs," said Elliott, adding, "He was very intimidating on the mound, even though he never tried to brush anybody back from the plate." Genealogy for James Trimble, III (1824 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Trimble spent some time on these patrols, Mates said, but he was often called away to pitch.