Col. R.E. Mittelstaedt, of the 250th Coast Artillery, issued the following statement today:
The National Guard has been ordered to the Embarcadero to maintain law and order in the city of San Francisco.
The public must realize that the National Guard now is part of the army of the United States and is trained and equipped by the United States government as are the troops of the regular army.
Our troops are officered by World War veterans and we propose to
undertake the duties as soldiers in the same manner that we would
undertake a war-
In view of the fact that we are equipped with rifles, bayonets, automatic
rifles and machine guns, which are all high-
We have 4000 additional National Guard troops behind us and should this number be insufficient, we can call the regular army, the navy and the marine corps to our assistance.
LAW AND ORDER WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ANY COST.
July 5, 1934
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