Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
Lieutenant José Azueta
defensa de la patria
Armada de Mexico 21 de abril de 1914
in defense of the nation
Lieutenant José Azueta
Mexican Navy April 21, 1914
Erected by Armada de México.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 19° 11.918′ N, 96° 8.114′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Memorial is at the intersection of Avenida Landero y Coss and Calle Esteban Morales, on the right when traveling west on Avenida Landero y Coss. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julio S. Montero Plaza (a few steps from this marker); The Veracruz City Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mexican Naval Academy (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Convent of the Bethlehemites (about 120 meters away); The Bastion of SantiagoVeracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (about 210 meters away); Independence Heroes of Veracruz (about 210 meters away); Commemoration of 100 Years of Mexican Marine Unions (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Regarding Lieutenant José Azueta. During the Mexican Revolution, Carranza came to power but was continuing to be challenged by Huerta. U.S. President Wilson became aware of a weapons shipment that was to arrive in Mexico for Huerta. Due to this, and also possibly to respond to the "Tampico Incident" where some US soldiers were briefly detained by the Mexican government, Wilson sent the US Navy to occupy and control Veracruz, Mexico. During the invasion and battle most of the regular Mexican soldiers retreated and did not oppose the invasion. The resistance faced by US soldiers came from civilians and Mexican Naval Cadets, such as José Azueta, who was wounded while manning a machine gun on this corner. He died later of his wounds, refusing medical aid from US troops.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.