The U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II, NORTHEAST OHIO CHAPTER, was founded in 1968 to help preserve the memory of the 3,505 U.S. submarine sailors who died during WORLD WAR II. Chapter members must have served on a U.S. Navy submarine between 7 Dec. 1941 and 31 Dec. 1946. The first president of the Northeast Chapter was Ted Poelking of Cleveland. The motto of the Submarine Veterans is "Pride Runs Deep." Meetings are held at members' homes. A sons' and daughters' organization was formed in 1977, and a ladies' auxiliary provides trays and favors for the Holy Family Cancer Home in PARMA. The Northeast Chapter was represented at the launching of the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Ohio in Groton, CT, on 11 Nov. 1981. Members participate in local commemorative ceremonies on Memorial Day and on Veterans' Day. Some members are active in the preservation of the U.S.S. COD (SS 224). In 1995 the organization continued to function with over 24 members.
Bastura, Bernard. History of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II (1981).