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Lieutenant José Azueta

 
 
Lieutenant José Azueta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Lieutenant José Azueta Marker
Inscription.
Aquí cayo
heroicamente en
defensa de la patria
el Teniente
Jose Azueta
Armada de Mexico 21 de abril de 1914

English translation:
Here fell heroically
in defense of the nation
Lieutenant José Azueta
Mexican Navy April 21, 1914

 
Erected by Armada de México.
 
Location. 19° 11.918′ N, 96° 8.114′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Marker 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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); Veracruz Memorial to the Fallen of Foreign Invasions (about 210 meters away); 100th Anniversary of Firefighting in Veracruz (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Francisco Javier Clavijero Echegaray (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Major General Álvaro Obregón
Lieutenant José Azueta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Lieutenant José Azueta Marker
The Mexican Naval Museum can be seen in the distance.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Portal de Miranda Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); First Municipal Council in Mexico (approx. 0.4 kilometers 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.
 
Categories. Military
 
Lieutenant José Azueta statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 25, 2017
3. Lieutenant José Azueta statue
This statue of a wounded Azueta is inside the western patio of the Mexican Naval Museum. Its inscription reads:

A los marinos caidos en el cumplimiento de su deber
(English translation: To the Marines fallen in the completion of their duty).

The anchors on the base of the statue represent Mexican Marines that died while in service.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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