Object ID
1998.19.2
Object Name
Cap, Sailor
Date Created
1940s
Event
WWII
Material
Leather; Plastic
Object Entities
Sotos, George (owned by)
Sotos, George (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
A white U.S. Navy officers cap with black visor and gold embellishments.

The crown of the cap is white, with a black hat band and visor.  Where the visor meets the hat band, a gold cord runs across its top.  Centered above the visor, there is a black, oval insignia attached to the hat band which depicts an embroidered golden eagle with outspread wings.  The eagle is standing on top of a silver shield and flanked by two golden anchors.

The visor is black and has golden oak leaf embellishments, or "scrambled eggs" artfully and symmetrically arranged across its top.  

On the inside of the cap, attached to the lining, there is a label with George Peter Sotos name on it.
Origin
The uniform is donated by Captain George Sotos. He served in World War II and also took part in the Vietnam War. He was aboard the USS Nitro, an ammunition ship , in the Pacific when WWII started. Served on the USS PC 451 from 1941-1943. Was on the USS WILLIS(DE 395) for over two years. Went aboard as the gunnery officer and left as the Commanding Officer two years later. He operated with the USS Bogue, a Carrier Hunter Killer Group in the Atlantic. The group was credited with 8 submarines and they earned the Presidential Unit Citation with battle star. Commanded Destroyer H R Dickson from 1954-1956. Commanded the USS Colonial in 1948. Commanded nine Destroyer Escorts in Escort Squadron Five in 1960. Head of Electronic Warfare for two years 1963-1965. Five years at the Defense Communications Agency in Washington. 18 months at the Military Training Officer at the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Two years as the Executive Officer of the Recruit Training Command at Bainbridge, Maryland during the Korean war. Two years at Great Lakes Naval Training Center as the Executive Officer of the Service School Command. One year at the Naval War College as a student. Two years as the Director of the Department of Defense Computer Institute in the Navy Yard Washington DC 1970-1972.
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Citation
Cap, Sailor, 1940s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10466. Accessed 10/05/22.