Rear Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <32/1/1>
Cablegram Received July <18, 1918.> 09419 ANI
Origin Opnav Washington. Ser. No. 8722
CS-2 19 July
8722 Army bill approved 9 July provides that any Officer or enlisted man of the military forces of the United States who has been or shall be tendered any medal or decoration by Government of any of nations concurrently engaged with United States in present war is authorized to accept and wear same. 16118. 8722.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.