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Volume 15 | January 29th, 2021
Happy New Year and a very warm welcome to 2021!
We trust you had a good, if different, holiday season. As we reflect on 2020 and the importance of our Army Medical history, we want to take a moment and thank you for your generous support to your Museum Foundation. Together, we are making significant and lasting impacts – from permanently conserving historical artifacts, to capturing unit and individual stories, to providing unparalleled training resources for our Soldiers, to planning future expansions for the Museum. Your support makes our work possible, and we are deeply grateful. We wish you a safe and happy new year and hope to see you at the Museum in 2021! 
Celebrating an icon from our past: Corporal Maurice Zolkower
The Combat Medic has long been recognized as one of the pillars of Army Medicine. How often do we get to talk to a living combat medic from World War II? The Foundation was recently excited to be contacted by the family of Corporal Maurice Zolkower a dental technician and combat medic who served in World War II.

Corporal Maurice Zolkower is turning 100 on February 6, 2021. 
Known as Murray, CPL Zolkower was born and raised in New York City. In 1939 he was enticed into joining the New York National Guard, B Co, 114th Infantry, for the princely sum of $15 a month. After a year with the Guard, he returned to school to study for his
Pharmacy degree. Called up in 1943, he was trained as a Dental Technician at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver before being shipped to England. Entering France via Omaha Beach about 6 weeks after D-Day, Murray would go on to help return Soldiers to duty with the 7th Convalescent Hospital, serve as a combat medic with the 14th Armored Division and the 45th Armored Division, and was present at the liberation of Dachau. After the war, Murray finished his Pharmacy degree in 1948.
Listen to CPL Murray Zolkower tell his own fascinating stories about serving in Army Medicine in Europe in World War II via two oral histories: 
 
 
Your Foundation was thrilled to present CPL Zolkower with a Combat Medic statue to honor his contributions to Army Medical history on the occasion of his hundredth birthday. 
New opportunities to help the Foundation and the Museum   
Care to try your hand at Executive Committee work in support of the Foundation? Your Foundation operates via the work of volunteers in various areas such as Development, Facilities, Public Affairs, Marketing, IT, Finance, and Gift Shop operations. Without these volunteers, the Foundation could not function! We are always looking for new faces in this important work in support of the Museum. Opportunities are available now to help in Development and Marketing/Public Affairs. No Board or administrative experience is necessary - just a desire to support the goals of the Foundation! Contact Dawn Smith at dawnmsmith45@gmail.com for more information.
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