In the issue of TIME dated March 20, it was stated that I had commanded nine cruisers. I wish to correct this: my commands have been five destroyers, one Yangtze River gunboat, and three airships.
Furthermore, my Navy Cross was not awarded for engaging a submarine in the vicinity of the Azores. The citation read: Distinguished service in line of profession as Aide to Commander Azores Detachment, also as commanding officer of a destroyer engaged on patrol in the War Zone."
ALGER M. DRESEL Commander U. S. Navy U. S. S....