I've been posting in this site for a bit now and have become a regular it seems like and as is some of the other members but all that said, I don't really know anything about the other members other than the fact they're WW2 ethusiasts; so what I want to know is who are you? Introduce yourselves... Me? Why am I here? Well, I like all things World War 2 because when I saw the amount of heroism and camaraderie in Saving Private Ryan, Dirty Dozen and such, I got hooked into this subject from that instant. Ever Since then, I've collected WW2 books, movies, magazines and I visit tons of WW2 sites; and on that note, I'm also a buff on anything militaria-you name it WorldWar1, Korean War, Gulf War, and other conflicts. For some reason, I'd like to collect tech specs on tanks and fighter planes. Last week, I did a comparison of the fighter jets involved in the first Gulf War to my group of friends at this coffeeshop we'd go to every Sunday in our weekly ww2 discussion. With my avatar, you've probably noted I watched Three Kings at some point...well in fact I have and on that, I'm a George Clooney fan and seen his "war" movies-Thin Red Line and Three Kings. As for my username, I got that from the movie Downfall and my real name is Tommy. I also think another reason why I got into this subject is because I met this guy from the Czech Republic who was a real ww2 buff and somehow from all his energy & enthusiasm into that, he got me hooked. As we speak, behind me I have a whole bookself committed to WW2 books and movies. So tell me...What's your story? NOTE:This is thread is meant for the veteran members to introduce themselves not like the other thread for newbies and cadets.