Order

Title

Creator

Identifier

CD001

Description

An order from DE Dismukes, the Captain of the USS Mount Vernon, commending his crew for their dedication to duty.

Source

Bud Feuer

Publisher

WWPL2389

Contributor

Language

English

Text

U.S.S. Mount Vernon
At sea 5 May 1918

ORDER

Now that we are nearing the end of the second record breaking trip of the MOUNT VERNON, the Captain desires to express his deep appreciation of the zeal, patriotism, and devotion to duty that has actuated the officers and men of this ship. 
     In the Captian's thirty-two years of naval service, it has never been his privilege to witnes a like exhibition of zeal and devotion to duty that has been shown on this ship in the last three weeks. 
     It has been the practice for the Captain to show by actions rather than by words his affection and devotion to the men under his command, but in this instance he cannot refrain from expressing his pride in having the honor to command a ship manned by this company of officers and men.    
     Such devotion to duty on the part of the officers and men has made this a marked ship, so let us all keep up the good work. 

D. E. DISMUKES
CAPTAIN, U. S. N.
Commanding



Original Format

Paper

Files

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Citation

Dismukes, D. E., “Order,” 1918 May 5 , CD001, Melinda Cox Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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