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Loud Ties For Dads

April 2024
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Civilian fathers of servicemen overseas were matching their office dress colors—ties, suspenders, socks, or whole suits—to those of the American service ribbons worn by their sons. Some gray pinstripes gave way temporarily to Pacific Blue; ties became popular in such Army decoration colors as Asiatic Gold and Middle East Maroon.

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