History major from Ohio University, 1978. Got my 2LT commission and did officer basic at Fort Knox on M60A1 tanks and M113 cavalry scout courses. Then went to Germany to the 11th ACR on the east-west German border.
Always had in interest in history, read a lot about air, naval and ground combat in WWII. This led to me to get into armor as I could not fly due to my eyes. I stayed in Germany until 1996 working for the Army doing new equipment fielding into V Corps. Was able to get on and into many of the new combat vehicles. As a modeler it was great to see the real thing.
I was able to go on a tour with LTG (R) Desorby during the 40th anniversity of the liberation of Bastonge in September 1984. Our group went all around Bastonge going over the sites and battles of the armor task forces that held off the German Panzer Lehr and 2nd Panzer Division forces moving on the town during the Ardennes offensive. We went to Noville where TF Desorby and units of the 1/506 PIR, 101 AB fought a hard fight.
I also wargame with miniatures and board games. The miniatures are micro-armor WWII, Arab-Isaerli and Modern.
I know a lot about armor, WWII and modern, camo patterns and organization. My wargaming and modeling compliment each other.
I also have interest in other time periods of American and European history, to include the wars fought.