Digger Hat

Approximately 300 attended the second annual reunion of "Submarine Veterans of World War II". At that time there were 665 charter members on file. The third annual reunion was held at the Griswold Hotel in Groton, Connecticut, with over 800 in attendance. The fourth annual reunion was held in St. Louis, Missouri in September, 1958. The fifth annual reunion was held in Denver, Colorado in September 1959. A scholarship fund was set up, which became the backbone of the organization. The sixth annual reunion was held in San Diego, California in 1960. At that meeting, They adopted the Digger Hat as their official uniform.