I am a new member here, but I've occasionally browsed in the past. I don't collect a whole lot of militaria currently (lack of funds and space!), but I've always been interested in it.
I previously served in the USMC (2006-2015) as a bugler with the "Commandant's Own" Marine Drum & Bugle Corps at 8th & I in DC. I was there for 8 years before separating as a Staff Sergeant and moving on to grad school. I would be happy to try and answer any questions that people have about the unit or Marine Barracks 8th & I.