Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received June <7, 1918.> 06488 REM.
Origin Opnav, Washington (Bunav). Ser. No. 6952
S-1 8 June.
6952. Your 8814. Legislation now pending permitting our personnel to wear decorations our allies. Until such legislation is enacted our personnel cannot accept such decorations but you are authorized to accept same for such personnel and hold in your custody until action on legislation is completed. Not authoritatively given by War Department to accept such decorations. o9407. 6952.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.