This coat is from the United States Army from the United States Armed Forces. It was worn by Corporal Carl H. Poelstra of Allendale, Michigan while serving in the Korean War (1950-1953). This coat is made of olive drab canvas and has wool trim on the collar.
Carl H. Poelstra Carl H. Poelstra of Allendale, Michigan was born in 1926 and served in the United States Army from 1948 to 1954. During the Korean War, he was in the 28th Division, 8th Army. Poelstra passed away in 1984.
United States Army The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars, by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.