“Lt. Bruce R. Ware
Events are filling April 19th with glory. With the anniversary of the memorable battle of Lexington and departure of the Seventh to the defense of Washington in 1861, now comes Lt. Ware’s shot, America’s shot, that is heard with joy and with fear around the world.
Lt. Bruce R. Ware, Jr., U.S.N., detailed to the Mongolia with a gun crew to protect the vessel from German U-boat attacks, is a nephew of Mr. Frank M. Randall, formerly of Company A. Mr. Randall has always taken a great interest in his nephew and has watched with pride his navy career.
It was Lt. Ware who trained the gunners on the U.S.S. Texas so expertly that they won first place last summer at target practice; and at the time he remarked to his uncle, ‘If I can get three shots at the periscope I can get any U-boat.’
In Lt. Wrare’s calculation he had two shots to spare, for one was quite enough to sink on April 19th a U-boat preparing to torpedothe Mongolia. Well done! Lieutenant. Not ‘We have begun to hit,’ but ‘We have hit.’ ”
The 7th Regiment Gazette, Vol 31, by US Army, New York Infantry Regiment 7th (1806-1922 : Militia), 1916, page 152