User:RobDuch

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I am interested in the US Armed Forces, primarily the US Navy and the US Army's coast defense history. I have been editing Wikipedia since August 2013. I am an American Civil War buff. I am a member of the Coast Defense Study Group (www.cdsg.org), which encompasses all coast defenses but specializes in US fortifications 1885-1945. So far I've only been working on topics that I have good references on, or that I have some knowledge of and feel are important. I have a decent reference library in these areas, including most of Norman Friedman's US Navy design history books. I haven't done much with battleship articles because others have been rapidly improving those. My specialties have been US cruiser, destroyer, and submarine class articles along with forts. My goal is to create a large number of Class B or C articles rather than produce higher-quality articles; in most cases my access to references limits the amount of information I can enter. When I don't have time to do major work in Wikipedia I sometimes act as a WikiGnome.

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