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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).
Mostly 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
Harold Krische (Vice President, Publicity Chainrman)
Life-long philatelist and Vancouver area resident. Member of
philatelic societies including RPSC, ISJP, Club 21, APS,
ASPE and MPHS. Prime collecting interests include WWI
Japanese POW camp mail, censored mail to/from 16 Duer-
stein Street, Buffalo N.Y., mail associated with SMS Prinz
Eitel Friedrich and some elements of Canadian WWII POW
camp mail. Presenter at Winton Blount Postal History Sym-
posium at the Smithsonian, and writer for Japanese Philately.
Ed Fisher (Secretary).
Started collecting as a boy and, with
the usual lapses, have been at it ever since. Collect mint US
and UN, worldwide used, especially GB, France, Germany,
Ireland, & Canada. Also Michigan postal history. MPHS
Treasurer since 2014. Life member AAPE & UPSS; Board
member & Past President, AMC; Secretary, PSPS; Member of
20+additional philatelic organizations. APS accredited
philatelic judge since 2007. Military postal history interests:
Knights of Columbus/WWI material and Pearl Harbor ships.
Dann Mayo (Treasurer).
Started collecting in the 5th grade,
and took a break during college. There I met Gayle, who was
also interested in collecting, and we have been collecting
together since 1970. In the 1970s, met Bill Broderick, who got
us interested in censored covers. Erstwhile postal history
dealer, APS judge, and have compiled a couple of civil
censorship catalogs. Currently, Editor, MPHS Bulletin and
regular contributor, Civil Censorship Study Group Bulletin.
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).
Began collecting stamps while
stationed on Okinawa for almost 3 year as a DJ for Armed
Forces Radio Service, and resumed after college. My interest
moved from stamps to covers and, while I was a NASA
reporter during the time they were aiming for the Moon,
began to move to military covers. In 1979 I wrote my 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).
Long-time member of
MPHS and numerous other philatelic societies. For the past
10 years co-author of the "Stars & Strife" column which
appears in the MPHS Bulletin. Collect WWI East Africa,
Hollywood fan mail and world-wide military and censored
mail. International-level exhibitor and accredited APS
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. Outside of
philately, I’m also a beekeeper with 6 hives on my wife’s
David A Kent (Director, Convention Coordinator).
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, MPHS, USCS and USCS
Pearl Harbor Chapter, APS, OMSA (Orders and Medals
Society of America) and ASMIC (American Society of
American Military Insignia Collectors). 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 article on 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
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.
Currently Vice-President, Anthony Wayne Stamp Society;
Board Member, Haiti Philatelic Society. Publications
include articles in The American Philatelist and The
Philatelic Exhibitor. Exhibiting since 2017 on Trucial
States and Viet Nam. Twenty years USAF Security Police
officer followed by; Ranger, National Park Service. 33
years living overseas. Military history board war gamer;
war game reviewer and game play-tester.
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