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PC28.05.12  kilcourse

INVENTORY OF PC-DOCS, JANUARY—JUNE 1928

28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 HUNT
28.01.05 KILCOURSE
28.01.08 SATTERFIELD
28.01.08 WADBROOK
28.01.21 SHAW
28.01.22 PEARD
28.01.31 KENYON
28.02.03 PEARD
28.02.04 MCDONALD
28.02.06 YOUNG
28.02.12 WATERMAN
28.02.18 GEYER
28.02.19 CLARK
28.02.19 GRAY
28.02.21 ORR
28.02.22 SHIEBLER
28.02.23 WELLS
28.02.24 SHIEBLER
28.02.24 ROCKEY
28.02.25 BROWN
28.02.26 CLARK
28.02.26 HOLMES
28.02.26 RIDDERHOF
28.02.27 GEYER
28.02.28 HUNTER
28.02.29 CLAUDE
28.02.29 CRONMILLER
28.03.01 O'DAY
28.03.05 MCNULTY
28.03.05 ROCKEY
28.03.11 AIKEN
28.03.15 CHAPPELL
28.03.16 ARTHUR
28.03.18 RIDDERHOF
28.03.22 ROCKEY
28.03.28 HUNTER
28.03.28 GEYER
28.04.05 ATKINSON
28.04.05 HART
28.04.05 ROBERTS
28.04.05 ROCKEY
28.04.08 HOLMES
28.04.09 PUTNAM
28.04.11 PUTNAM
28.04.11 SNEAD
28.04.15 HATFIELD
28.04.16 STOCKS
28.04.17 AIKEN
28.04.18 GALT
28.04.19 ESAU
28.04.19 MARSHALL
28.04.19 SNEAD
28.04.23 GALT
28.04.23 WILLIS
28.04.23 MCQUEEN
28.04.26 PEFLEY
28.04.28 MCQUEEN
28.04.30 ARNETT
28.05.06 HART
28.05.07 MERRITT
28.05.08 AIKEN
28.05.08 CLARK
28.05.09 KILCOURSE
28.05.11 AIKEN
28.05.11 ESAU
28.05.12 KILCOURSE
28.05.12 PEFLEY
28.05.14 HOLMES
28.05.16 CLAUDE
28.05.16 CRAMER
28.05.17 RIDDERHOF
28.05.17 ADAMS
28.05.18 SCHIEBLER
28.05.20 O'DAY
28.05.21 JENKINS
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
28.06.01 SCOTT
28.06.04 HOLMES
28.06.04 O'NEIL
28.06.04 SNEDEKER
28.06.06 YOUNG
28.06.15 BROWN
28.06.16 ANDERSON
28.06.19 BERRY
28.06.20 HUMPHREY
28.06.20 ROCKEY
28.06.24 CRAMER

28.05.12.   Kilcourse, Patrol Report, Corinto Ranch

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CORINTO RANCH, NICARAGUA.
12 May, 1928.

From: The Commanding Officer.
To: District Commander, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
Via: Commanding Officer, 45th Company.
Subject: Patrol

   1.   At about 0730, May 11, a native woman named Ascencion Vargas, residing near San Antonio ranch, (Potters) came to camp and informed me that one Pedro Ramos, who had been with Sandino during early part of this year, was then at San Antonio. As I had a patrol formed and about to start to Tumas, I diverted it to San Antonio with instructions to bring the man in, and carefully investigate with a view to ascertaining whether or not he was scouting for Sandino, or if others were in the vicinity. Ramos was brought in, the patrol returning at 0930. After careful questioning I could find no cause to hold him as he apparently accounted for his time during the period in question. At 1330 I ordered the patrol to return to the vicinity of San Antonio, taking Ramos with them, to check up on certain points in his story. After investigation he was released, no evidence against him being found - the complaint being due, so I believe, to a "lovers quarrel".

   2.   Strength of patrol: 1 Commissioned., 15 enlisted.

   3.   Distance marched: 10 mile.

   4.   Weather: clear.

   5.   Trails: dry.

   6.   No information relative to enemy forces.

/s/ T.J. KILCOURSE

Copy to Commanding Officer, 5th Regt.

127/43A/20

Summary & Notes:

   Same Lt. Kilcourse of personal diary fame; demonstrates here that his moral misgivings were translated into action, exercising great care in investigating reports of "banditry" and being judicious and fair-minded in determining guilt or innocence.

   Fascinating variation on a common theme:  denouncing enemies as "Sandinista"; here it's taken down to the level of a personal romantic relationship.  Ascención Vargas was pissed off at her lover Pedro Ramos and in her pique denounced him (in this case without results).

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