Captain Hutchison I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent Dec 28 1917 TOM
To Opnav Washington (Bunav) Serial No. 2481
Prep. by S-1 [initials obliterated] D.R.
2481. Following from Cone quote. American citizens in service French Foreign Legion should not be enlisted enrolled or commissioned United States Naval Service any capacity until release obtained French Government Otherwise they advised will be considered deserters by French unquote. 02228
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Number at the end of the body of the document is a stamp.