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  • Author C. Douglass Kroll 
    Publisher Naval Institute Press, 2002 
    Page 18 
    Periodical Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf: First Commandant of the Coast Guard 
    Source Type Book 
    Source ID S568 
    Text On 31 August Captain Ramsay convened a court-martial to try the third-class cadets accused of violating the Hazing Law. The court-martial made national news and received daily coverage in the New York Times and other large newspapers. The first cadet tried was Benjamin Trapnell, who had the most numerous and serious hazing charges against him. Trapnell’s alleged acts included making some fourth-class cadets stand on their heads while wearing only nightshirts, making another sit cross-legged in his hammock while he swung the hammock until the underclassman was thrown to the deck, and making another lie motionless in a tank in the washroom for ten minutes. The court convicted Trapnell. 
    Linked to TRAPNELL, Benjamin 




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