I've already posted two comments before introducing myself. My name is Ray, recently retired to the great state of Texas. WW II forum instantly hooked me. I'm an avid DUI/DI/Unit Crest collector, Morse code keys, and military historian. I can't stop learning about WW II. I did some heavy collegiate work on the Korean War, that out of necessity for a degree and the department chair's suggestion, but really I dwell on WW II. As a kid it was USAAF. As an adult more so on the ground pounder units, but I won't turn away from any branch of the service, whether it be the Merchant Marines or the SeaBees. My interests are quite all over the map regarding military history. Now I have the time to research and read what I've been trying to practice over 30 years in the Army of the United States specifically Special Forces. In my younger days I was quite the radio-direction finding specialist and Morse operator. My personal research these last couple of years has been on the Aleutian Islands Campaign: a campaign of many firsts for the USA, building my own order of battle with unit crests. I'm a member of the ASMIC, a few other veteran organizations and historical forums. It's wonderful being here. I look forward to great dialogue and stimulating blogging.