I wrote to darn near every general,Admiral,space astronaut,ship and sub,airbase,medal of Honor
I got the west point,naval,airforce academy books that had address etc!
And I got reply froms hundreds! They sent patches,helmets.pics autographed!
Nobody was to busy to send stuff!
In the 1980s it cost a quarter to send letter! Most ships or subs had public relation
I even wrote the Whitehouse people and they all sent pics and autographs!
Colin Powell, and all the folks sent things right before and during Iraq war!
They were happy to send personal cards etc!
Space and moons walkers!
It was a great period! One day I got a helmet from a Admiral pilot!
I bought large group from band person who died and had autographed pics of the greats of the 1960's!
He played with so many and all he had to do was leave a request in their room and they signed!
Dean Martin,Jerry Lewis,Billie Holiday!,Louie Armstrong, I mean the top folks of Vegas!
So much fun collecting stuff! Glad to see Stratafan you like so much different areas!