The author served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and has been an active military collector and historian since a boy. He was a past editor of the Cross and Cockade Journal of World War I Aero Historians, is the Curator of the Vermont Veterans and Militia Museum, and serves on the Committee of Management of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, the League of World War I Aviation Historiansm and many other arms and militaria collecting groups. In his retirement, he continues active collecting and, with the assistance of his wife Nancy, writes books on military matters. On the non-military side, he restores and drives antique cars and enjoys classic boats on the coast of Maine.