Rank and organization: Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 25
November 1890, New Washington Capig, Philippine Islands. Accredited to:
Philippine Islands. G.O. No.: 142, 1 April 1915.
For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the boiler
explosion on board the U.S.S. San Diego, 21 January 1915. Trinidad was driven out of
fireroom No. 2 by the explosion, but at once returned and picked up R.E. Daly, fireman,
second class, whom he saw to be injured, and proceeded to bring him out. While coming into
No. 4 fireroom, Trinidad was just in time to catch the explosion in No. 3 fireroom, but
without consideration for his own safety, passed Daly on and then assisted in rescuing
another injured man from No. 3 fireroom. Trinidad was himself burned about the face by the
blast from the explosion in No. 3 fireroom.