I wasn't sure what to call this thread since my collection isn't extremely focused and I didn't want to go the route of slapping my name in the title, but here is my collection as it stands today--after seven years of collecting and still going strong.
I'm having to rework this space in favor of a more demanding purpose for the time being, but I am by no means stopping or even slowing down collecting--many of you know its a hard thing to give up! But, for a while, I'll have to move it to another, smaller area and figured that I may as well capture what it looks like all spread out and on display.
My main motivations for collecting are to take care of these pieces of history as well as I can and to share them as often and as safely as possible. Right now, I have three small exhibits (two in California and one in New Mexico) so some of the collection is not here, but what you see is the majority. So many of these items came from connections I made on this forum over the years and there's a good chance that some of your might recognize a piece or two.
Condensing all this will probably take a couple days, so if anyone would like closeups or details on a specific item, please let me know. Thanks for taking the time to look and if you get a chance, I highly recommend reading some of the incredible life stories of some of the men and women honored here!
For more information on the collection check out nationalmilitaryarchives.org