First Lieutenant David Richard Trundy USMC was killed in an AH-1T (Cobra) crash near Cherry Point, North Carolina, on 18 September 1981.
Appointed to Naval Academy after attending the Air Force Academy Prep School, Dave was assigned to the 26th Company. He was an active member of the Officers Christian Fellowship, which is where he met his future wife, Kim Clover. He was selected as the 2nd Set Brigade Commander and received the Class of 1897 award and a Marine Corps commission upon graduation. After attending Basic School in Quantico, he reported to flight school and selected helicopter training. He received his wings on 18 July 1980 and was selected to the AH-1T Cobra, reporting aboard HMA-269 in September 1980. The accident occurred while returning from a night ordnance mission.
He is survived by his wife Kim, c/o Jack C. Glover, 522 Dinwoody Circle, Riverton WY 82051; a daughter Beth; and his parents BGen. (USMC) and Mrs. Richard T. Trundy.