Object ID
1998.19.1.A
Object Name
Jacket
Object Collection
Date Created
1941 – 1961
Alternative Name
uniform jacket
Event
WWII
Material
Cotton; Wool
Object Entities
Sotos, George (collected by)
Sotos, George (owned by)
Sotos, George (is related to)
Object Description
Captain's uniform jacket with 6 buttons, service ribbons, and one star on each sleeve
Origin
The uniform is donated by Captain George Sotos. He served in World War II and also took part in the Vietnam War. The service ribbons from top to right are Navy Presidential Unit Citation with a Gold Star, American Defense Medal Ribbon with a Gold Star, American Campaign Medal Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal Ribbon. The Gold Pin under the ribbons is a Command-at Sea pin. 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 Ofiicer 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 Commnad. 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. Commanded a fleet Oiler, the USS Tolovana, from 1960-1961.
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Citation
Jacket, 1941 – 1961, Defenders of Democracy, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6002. Accessed 03/03/21.