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27.12.31 GOULD

27.11.10.   Keimling, Patrol from Pataste Ranch, South of Somoto Grande, Western Segoviasst

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GUARDIA AND MARINE DETACHMENT, PATASTE, Nic.
10 November, 1927.

From:     The Commanding Officer.
To:       The Brigade Commander, Managua, Nicaragua
Via:      The Division Commander, G. N.
 
Subject:  Patrol Report.
 
   1.     Bandit group operating from the frontier robbed a hacienda, "Los Jigeros", at 0330, 8 November, 1927, one mile from Pataste.
 
   2.     Guardia patrol immediately cleared Pataste to investigate. Patrol returned 1130 and reported bandit group of fifty men, armed, under Medrado Vallejos [Medardo Vallejos], a Honduran, seen returning to the frontier in the direction of Santa Rita near Ismaya (Ham Map). Loot taken by bandits estimated $2000.00.
 
   3.     8 November 1927, combined marine and guardia mounted patrol, in command of undersigned, cleared Pataste at 1600 for patrolling along the frontier. Patrol consisted of 7 Marines and 7 Guardias.
 
   4.     Patrol fired on at La Cruz, attacked and dispersed bandits towards Honduranian frontier; killed four and wounded several. Destroyed 2 Remingtons, single loaders. Advanced about a mile when fired on from a house on our left flank. Native guide seriously wounded by slug in right arm. Surrounded house and strafed it with hand grenades and small arm fire.
 
   5.     Rushed house after no fire was returned, search disclosed 3 dead bandits. Destroyed 3 Remingtons and shot guns. Found some springfield ammunition.
 
   6.     Continued patrol to Espino then returned to Pataste via Mal Paso. Arrived Pataste 1600, 9 Nov., 1927.
 
   7.     Bandits encountered make their headquarters at Santa Rita, Honduras, a hacienda owned by Felix Pedro Pinel Governador Politico of Choluteca. Reliable information received that bandits making raids into Nicaraguan territory are protected and armed by Señor Pinel.
 
   8.     Conduct of combined patrol in action commendable.

HERBERT S. KEIMLING
1st. Lieut. USMC, GN.

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1st Endorsement. Office of the Division Commander, Ocotal.
13 November, 1927.

 

From:    The Division Commander
To:      The Brigade Commander, Managua.
Subject: Patrol report (Dated 10 Nov., 1927, from Pataste) [ p. 2 ]
 
   1.    Forwarded.
   2.    Lieut. Keimling, with his small force of ten marines and ten guardia at Pataste, have been particularly active and successful in patrolling, and his energy and industry along this line merits particular attention.
 
- -  - - - - - - - - - - - R. W. PEARD. - - - - -

RG127/43A/3.
See also G. T. Summerlin, Tegucigalpa, to Sec. State, Washington, 17 Nov. 1927, with enclosures from Honduran Foreign Ministry, USDS 817.00/5170; D. G. Munro, Managua, to Sec. State, 31 Dec. 1927, 817.00/5214, and 30 Dec. 1927, 817.00/5271.
See also Commander Special Services Squadron to Chief of Naval Operations, re: Marine Corps, 12 Nov. 1927, RG127/18A/2.

Summary & Notes:

   Patrol sparked minor diplomatic incident, when Felix Pedro Pinel, Jefe Político of Choluteca, Honduras, alleged that patrol with 40 Nicaraguan Liberals marched deep into Honduras, firebombed & destroyed Pinel's house in Santa Rita, Honduras, and killed a local sub-commandant, Gilberto Sánchez.
   Pinel, Conservative, closely allied with Ocotal-based Chamorrista Conservative caudillos Gustavo Paguaga, Abraham Gutiérrez Lobo, and Pedro Lobo (see my "HORSE THIEVES" article).
   References to State Dept. documents detailing the allegations at bottom.

   Patrol was not chasing & battling EDSN; these were Chamorrista Conservatives.

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