Welcome to the National Military Insignia Collector Hall of Fame site!
The National Military Insignia Collector Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have served the Military Insignia Collector
Eligibility for induction is extended to all members of the Military Insignia Collector
and Reenactor Community. Those individuals who are inducted have, through their efforts, made a significant contribution
to the achievement, tradition, advancement or history of Military Insignia Collecting.
Military Insignia Collector Hall of Fame consists of a gallery of photographs, each accompanied by a short narrative detailing
the member's contribution/reasons for induction.
|George M. Duell Jr - Inducted in 2010
|Member of The American Society of Military Insignia Collectors (ASMIC)
Mr. George H. Duell Jr. began collecting during WW II.
His collection is basically cloth insignia. However, his collection does include other insignia areas. When
he entered the US Army, his collection was put on hold for a few years, but gradually George returned to active collecting,
which continues to this date. Mr Duell is convinced that the value of the military insignia hobby is important to the
history of our military and our nation. George currently serves as the National Membership Secretary for the American
Society of Military Insignia Collectors ( ASMIC) a position he has held for over 35 years. As a collector, He donates
many insignia items to museums, veterans organizations, veterans, other collectors and military units. George enjoys
sharing his knowledge and insignias knowing it is a way to insure the appreciation of military insignias as well as a way
to encourage others to collect.
Duell's experience background includes extended Army service, educational administration, CEO of a national veterans memorial
as well as civilian service with the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense.
|Jim Strode - Inducted in 2011
|18th Century Reenactor
Jim Strode began reenacting in 1972 after starting
a collection of antique molds for casting pewter. He had obtained two 18th century spoon molds in 1971. In 1974
he was invited to join the newly formed Northwest Territory Alliance. A group formed to reenact units for the bicentennial
of the American Revolutionary War.
Jim portrays a private who was a tradesman that made pewter spoons. During the bicentennial years the unit became the
2nd N. Carolina Regt. He had researched the unit and found there was a member named Moses Thimble who had a spoon
mold in his inventory when he mustered out.
He demonstrates the trade
of a pewterer as well as a soldier at 18th century reenactments. Jim has been part of reenactments in Michigan,
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Virginia. He currently portrays a tradesman during the War of 1812.
As long as his reenacting continues to be fun, Jim will continue reenacting.
There normally will be one or two inductees per year.
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|Mr. Anybody3, inducted 20xx