1914 (Aug 10) Photographic postcard of Mexican family in garden to Indianapolis from US soldier with 21st Company, 3rd Regiment bearing USA 1c tied Vera Cruz Flag date stamp ………………………..
In the spring of 1914 relations between the USA & Mexico were strained & the arrest of seamen from USS Dolphin & later another from USS Minnesota with no apology plus a shipment of arms from Germany for Mexican forces on it’s way to Vera Cruz Admiral F.F. Fletcher lande US Marines & Sailors on 21 April, to take control of Customs House & prevent delivery leading to occupation of the city. On 30 April General Funston’s soldiers arrived to take over control of all onshore duties. The occupation ended 23 November after just 7 months