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"The occupation of the city of Veracruz, Mexico, commenced on the forenoon of April 21, 1914 by the Naval Forces of the United States having been successfully concluded, the Commander-in-Chief desires to congratulate Rear Admiral F. F. Fletcher, U. S. Navy, in command of the U. S. Naval Forces on Shore, and the officers and men of the Landing Force and of the supporting Cruisers for their gallant conduct. The gallantry and expedition of the officers and men engaged in this enterprise, undertaken on the spur of the moment and in the face of adverse conditions, was in keeping with the traditions of the Service."
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Tampico Affair Collection (ELIBR-0242). UTRGV Digital Library, The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley