Captain, United States Marine Corps
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.