MARINE OFFICER KILLED IN NICARAGUA
WASHINGTON, April 11, 1931 – The Navy Department was informed tonight that Captain Harlen Pefley of the Marines, had been killed in a clash between a Nicaraguan Guardia detachment and insurgents today in northeastern Nicagagua.
Captain Pefley, a native of Idaho, was leading the Guardia detachment, the dispatch to the Navy said, when the insurgents were encountered. An enlisted man was wounded but the Navy was not advided wither he was a Marine or a Guardsman.
Te clash occurred near Logtown, which is about 12 miles from Puerta Abesas, base of the Guardia patrol. There were thought to have been about 50 insurgents.
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/1931
- BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 6335
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard