I haven't been collecting or studying military history nearly as long as some of you, but I couldn't help think that when I did start to get into it, this man was 80 years old and undoubtedly would have remembered much more of his time in the service. I kick myself every time I don't get the opportunity to talk to a vet. I very strongly urge any younger, newer collectors to approach these men and women and speak to them if only for a couple of seconds, while we still have them with us and are able to relay stories of their service. Put faces to the items you are buying and selling, forget the dollar signs for a moment, and just listen to them.
Edited by bellasilva, 08 November 2017 - 06:51 AM.