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Officer Slate for 2020, Military Postal History Society
The following members have been chosen by
the Nominating Committee to serve in 2020 as Officers of
presidents message for more information.
Roger Santala (President).
retired physician, member of APS, SCC, GPS, and AAMS. Currently
auction manger MPHS, treasurer AMG Collector's Club. Collecting
interests Finland WWI
Post-war Germany, Nordic UN Operations. Military service: retired
USAFR deployed to Krygyzstan for OEF.
Ed Fisher (Treasurer)
Started collecting as a boy and, with the usual lapses, have been at
it ever since. Collect mint U.S. and U.N., worldwide used,
especially GB, France, Germany, Ireland, & Canada. Also Michigan
postal history. MPHS Treasurer since 2014. Life member of AAPE &
UPSS; Board member & Past President of AMC, Secretary of
PSPS; Member of 20+additional philatelic organizations. APS
accredited philatelic judge since 2007. Military postal history
interest is Knights of Columbus/WWI material and Pearl Harbor ships.
Harold Krische (Secretary)
Life-long philatelist and Vancouver area resident
and member of numerous philatelic societies including RPSC, ISJP,
Club 21, APS, ASPE and the MPHS. Prime collecting interests include
Japanese POW camp mail of WWI, censored mail to and from 16
Duerstein Street, Buffalo N.Y., naval mail associated with the SMS
and some components of Canadian WWII POW camp mail. I
presented at the Winton Blount Postal History Symposium at the
Smithsonian and written for Japanese Philately.
Jeff Curtis (Director, Awards Chairman)
I am a Project Manager for
the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle. Besides postal history I
collect coins and Military medals. My primary focus for
postal history is US Naval covers, especially US Navy medical ships
and facilities. I also have exhibited on Yachts converted to
US Naval service.
Norm Gruenzner (Director).
I began collecting
stamps while stationed on Okinawa for almost 3 year as a DJ for
Radio Service, and
My interest moved from stamps to covers; and
was a NASA reporter during the time they were aiming for the Moon
interest began to move to military
first military book, Postal
History of American POW's: World War II, Korea, Vietnam.
George Cosentini and I
put together the APO
Book 1941 -1944. Lots of work but also lots of fun.
Regis Hoffman (Director, CD Sales).
A long-time member of the MPHS and
numerous other philatelic societies. For the past 10 years he has
co-authored the "Stars & Strife" column which appears
in the MPHS Bulletin. He collects WWI East Africa, Hollywood fan
mail and world-wide military and censored mail. He is an
international-level exhibitor and an accredited APS philatelic
Kelly Horn (Director, Auction Manager).
I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my wife of 40+ years and have
2 children and 1 grandson. I graduated from Miami University with a
degree in zoology and from North Carolina State University with a
PhD in entomology and an MA in technical communications. My most
recent career was as an editor in the pharmaceutical industry. My
dad was a stamp collector and encouraged my collecting interests. As
an entomologist, I was drawn to collecting insect stamps and covers.
This lead to collecting military covers related to malaria.
I’m also a beekeeper with 6 hives on my wife’s family farm.
David A Kent (Director, Convention Coordinator).
A stamp collector since childhood, I’ve been involved with the
administration of clubs for more than 50 years, experience that
ranges from the presidency of the American Topical Association and
the Universal Ship Cancellation Society to my local stamp club. I
served as editor of the MPHS Bulletin
for more than 20 years, and have published many articles
on military postal history. As an
Air Force veteran, served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
Kurt Stauffer (Director).
Member of: MPHS, USCS and USCS Pearl Harbor Chapter, APS, OMSA (Orders and
Medals Society of America) and ASMIC (American Society of American
Military Insignia Collectors). I am a moderator on a few Facebook
group pages and Internet forums. I have authored articles for the
MPHS, USCS, and OMSA in the past. Literary Award from OMSA for my
Purple Heart medals. Collecting interests include POW Postal History
related to Americans, APO and Naval Covers, and US Military Medals.
Graduate of Oregon State University with a BA in Business. I am
currently a Senior Business Analyst with 30+ years of retail
Stamp collecting since age 10 with a break during university. Specialized
collections of PRC; Japan; Italian Social Republic; Islamic Republic
of Iran; Chinese Treaty Port Locals; and South African Homelands.
Anthony Wayne Stamp Society; Board Member, Haiti Philatelic Society.
in "The American Philatelist" and "The Philatelic
Exhibitor." Exhibiting since
2017 on Trucial States and Viet Nam. Twenty
USAF Security Police officer followed
Ranger, National Park Service. 33 years living overseas. Military
history board war gamer; war game reviewer; and game play-tester.
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