So I have been meaning to post an introduction here for some time, but am just getting around to it now. I am likely one of the younger members on this website, being 16 years old, but I have always been collecting anything related to the military for as long as I can remember. I have always talked to vets whenever I get the chance, and never skipped on a trip to the local army navy store haha. I try to make a point to collect not only period items, but to put them together in such a way that is accurate to how they would have been found. For instance, I have put together a Vietnam War M1 Pot helmet from entirely period parts (my first completed period-item), and have brought it to Vietnam vets I have grown to know over the years to get their opinions on it, as well as anything they observed about the use of the helmets during their time in the service. Currently, my "bigger" items are the aforementioned M1 helmet, two 1960's German NATO field telephones, a complete WWII dress-uniform (named and complete with images and other literature), and a January of 1942 production M1 "Garand" rifle.
All in all, my hopes for this site are to join a larger community in which I can learn from and contribute to.
Please do let me know of any mistakes I might make regarding the form as a FNG lol