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PC28.02.29   claude

INVENTORY OF PC-DOCS, JANUARY—JUNE 1928

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28.05.17 ADAMS
28.05.18 SCHIEBLER
28.05.20 O'DAY
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28.05.21 KENYON
28.05.22 CRAMER
28.05.24 CLAUDE
28.05.24 CRAMER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 UNKNOWN
28.05.30 HATFIELD
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28.06.04 O'NEIL
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28.06.15 BROWN
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28.06.19 BERRY
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28.06.20 ROCKEY
28.06.24 CRAMER

28.02.29.   Claude, Relief Patrol to Darailí from Yalí

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Marine Detachment, Yali Nicaragua
29 February, 1928

From: 2nd Lieut. D. K. Claude, U S Marine Corps
To: Area Commander, Area of the North
Via: Commanding Officer, M.D. Yali
Subject: Relief patrol to Daryli [Darailí], report of.

    1. At 2310, 27 February, upon orders from the Commanding Officer M.D. Yali, I cleared Yali with patrol consisting of twenty four enlisted marines, one enlisted navy and two native guides for the scene of the ambush of Lieut. O'Day's train near the ranch Daryli about 17 miles S.W. [NW] Yali, to render any assistance which might be needed there. At 0315 28 February on account of darkness and lack of familiarity with the terrain I halted the patrol. At 0520 I proceeded and at 0805 upon my arrival reported to Lieut. O'Day at the aid station, offering the services of my patrol. Having accomplished its mission, the patrol rested, had breakfast, and at 0955 cleared for Yali (with exception of one private from Lieut. O'Day's train and guides), and . . . [second page missing].

[/s/ D. K. Claude]

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Summary & Notes:

   This is following up on the battle of El Bramadero of 27 Feb 1928, an important EDSN victory (Lt. O'Day's report of the battle follows this one, PC 28.03.01).
   Claude identifies one of the Marines' major military weaknesses:  "lack of familiarity with the terrain."

   "M.D." = Military District.

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