Letters, Apr. 3, 1933

Dresel's Cross


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....

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