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Army Tribute to Navy Peacoat

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Army Tribute to Navy Peacoatby Dave Lozier Last year, in our fall 2021 issue of VBC Magazine, we ran a story on the Navy’s phase-out of the venerable peacoat in favor of the “Black Cold Weather Parka.” We received many responses, including this moving story

Paul Zolbrod

. . Paul G. Zolbrod of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania was shipped off to the Army during the heart of winter, 1953.  He was twenty, and like so many other young men during the 1950s, Mr. Zolbrod was drafted into a quietly raging military conflict on the Korean peninsula.  Some call it The Forgotten

Al Zimmerman

. . Al Zimmerman was still in high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed, and he still remembers people screaming about what had happened and listening to the radio for more information.  He had an older brother stationed at Hickam Field in Hawaii, and unlike today it took several weeks for

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