Hi all, I stumbled upon this forum whilst looking for something else and began to read the postings. I joined and posted a few articles and replies before I noticed this folder for new guys. I am an avid reader of the history of WWII, but being here in the States, I have little access to stories and the history of the British Army, other than generalized references and the obligatory "I hate Monty" books. It has been interesting to read about the service of our Allied troops in this forum. I am contractor network administrator on a USAF airbase and a former surgery nurse. I have been married for 20 years to a nurse and have two girls, who are in grammar school. I am a Baptist, as are many others here in the Bible Belt. I have been a vounteer firefighter for 12 years. My wife hates it but it is good hobby if you want someone else to pay for your fun. I was raised on a farm and attended a private elementary, jr. and sr. high school, then a public college for my nursing degree. I look forward to interacting with all of you, or as we say here in the South, y'all. I make no effort to diminish my strong, middle class south Alabama accent. For those foolish enough to assume that a "southern" accent is a sign of ignorance, I am already ahead of them. Roll Tide (you'll have to look that one up).