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PC28.05.30a   Rahiser

INVENTORY OF PC-DOCS, JANUARY—JUNE 1928

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28.05.30a.   Rahiser, Patrol Report, Jinotepe-Carazo

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Marine Detachment, Rest Camp, La Moca, Jinotepe, Nicaragua. 30 May, 1928.

From:      The Commanding Officer.
To:        The Commanding Officer, Fifth Regiment, Managua, Nicaragua.

Subject:   Patrol, Department of Caraso, 29 to 30 May, 1928.

Reference: Regimental Operations Order #49 and telphonic orders Commanding Officer, Rear Echelon, 5th Regiment, Managua, as of 29 May 1928.

1.    In compliance with the above references, I have to report the following:

   (1) Date of patrol: from 10:30 A.M., 29 May, to 0200, 30 May, 1928.
   (2) From: La Moca and Jinotepe, Nicaragua, to hacienda "Ojo de Agua", about nineteen miles south to southwest of Santa Teresa, Nicaragua.
   (3) Total distance covered: 50 miles.
   (4) Size of patrol: 1 Lieutenant, Guardia; 11 enlisted men Marines; 5 enlisted men Guardia; 1 truck (for 1 league. 17 Mounts (for part of march).
   (5) Daily marches: 1st day from Jinotepe to hacienda "Ojo de Agua" distance about 25 miles. Method of travel: foot to Pintura, thence mounted. Carrying rations: foot. Number of actual marching hours: foot about two hours; mounted, about fifteen hours. Daily march: 2nd Day: from Santa Teresa to Jinotepe and La Moca, mounted.
   (6) Condition of route: rough, wooded roads and trails.
   (7) Weather conditions encountered: fair and cloudy for first half of trip; heavy rains during latter half of trip.
   (8) River water encountered constantly on trails, very good drinking water. No other data.
   (9) No daily camp sites.
   (10) Size, location, attitude of towns along route: Santa Teresa, population about 900, located SE of Jinotepe; citizens were friendly. Santa Cruz, population about 100, citizens were friendly. Pintura, about three huts, SW of Santa Cruz and Santa Teresa, citizens friendly.
   (11) At completion of march: men considerably exhausted, 1 marine ill, horses worn out.
(12) Communication enroute: telephone from Santa Teresa, otherwise no communication possible. Telephone in Santa Teresa located in Police Officer. Visability for air patrols; poor during day and impossible during heavy rains, fog, or dusk.

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(13) Names and location of friendly natives - none available.
(14) Other information of interest to new patrols: none except as embodied in the above report.
(15) Contact with bandits:
(A) Place - Hacienda "Ojo de Agua" about 19 miles southwest of Santa Teresa.
(B) Time and duration of contact: at 1600, 29 May, 1928; duration about 15 minutes although discovery of arms and pursuits continued for about 50 minutes.
(C) Bandit's strength: twenty (20) men.
(D) Bandit leader: unknown.
(E) Were bandits mounted: yes.
(F) Arms carried by bandits: rifles. (of poor make and in good condition.
(G) Aerial assistance: None.
(H) Casualties:
Marines (a) Killed - None (b) Wounded - None
Guardia (a) Killed - None (b) Wounded - None
Bandits (a) Killed - one (1) (b) Wounded - Unknown
Bandit: Prisoners, three (3). Also five horses of which some belonged to natives from whom they had been stolen (see Guardia report); seven rifles. Taken to Guardia prison in Jinotepe.
Separate reports attached hereto covers information not included in above.


------------M. S. Rahiser.-----------------

RG127/113C/12

Summary & Notes:

   Marine patrol in the Dept. of Carazo, far to the south of Las Segovias, encountering an outlaw band of 20 men with no affiliation to the EDSN.  One man killed.
   Shows continuing presence of bands of common criminals in the most heavily populated districts of the country.  Also shows Marines assuming police duties when their mission is to suppress a political insurgency, not fight common criminality.
   Appreciation is extended to Lebanon Valley College student Ian Rex for transcribing this document.

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