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  1. Jack B

    Jack B Member

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    Hello and thanks for signing me up!

    Let me answer the requested questions first:

    1. Your Name and Forum Member Name: Jack

    2. Age: 53

    3. Origins: USA -- I was assembled for service by Uncle Sam. Discharged in 2014.

    4. Historical Interest: I have been an avid reader of history for most of my life. While I've read a number of books related to WW II in the past, just recently I've started taking a more dedicated look at WW II. I'm currently reading To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw. I have Martin Gilbert and John Kegan lined up to read next. I read the Kegan history many years ago, but thought I should go back through it.

    5. Hobbies: Fishing, Hiking, Shooting.....and reading!

    6. Miscellaneous: Both my grandfathers served in WW II, but I never knew them. I'm very sorry not to have learned more from them and captured some of their oral history.

    I had a chance to visit the National WWII museum in New Orleans last year. It was a very enjoyable visit. I thought the museum was a bit limited in some ways and I hope to see it grow. Nevertheless, it's a great excuse for a trip to the Big Easy!

    Again, thanks for having me!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome. You can find the odd bit about the ETO in Otto's Hyperwar site. Link in my sig.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
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  4. Jack B

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    Thanks!
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member

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    Hello, Jack. Nice to have you among us. Enjoy your time here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them. If you want to share ideas or opinions, do so. We're a friendly bunch and always appreciate questions and comments.
     
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  6. Jack B

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    Thanks, I've been reading through the forums--there is a lot here!
     
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    Welcome aboard...
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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  10. Jack B

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    Thank you, Gordon!

    (I see you are in Stirling. I've visited there a couple of times. Wonderful area, great people!)
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
  12. Jack B

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    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome aboard Jack, happy to have you. :salute:

    Dive right in, and let me know if you have any questions.
     
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    I appreciate the warm welcome. I've already learned several things here and found a few nice book recommendations--this forum is going to keep me busy, I think!
     
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