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    John Arthur Geoffrion Sr.

    Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: John Arthur Geoffrion Sr., who was known on this forum as Mainemilitaria and member since December 2008. He passed away on 16 March 2020 after a battling cancer since last year. According to a friend of his, John was renowned regionally as a collector and dealer of military antiques and his collecting interests varied from American to German, Italian and Japanese Militaria as well as other areas of military history. His vast knowledge and expertise was sought out and he was always willing to help others pursue their collecting fields.

    John enlisted in the US ARMY and served as a Military Policeman in Vietnam from 1968-1970, then worked as a security guard at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, NH.

    WAF user account background:

    Collecting interests: Varied American, German, Italian, Japanese, and other areas of Militaria history

    Articles, books published or other achievements:

    Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread):
    Somebody, after all, had to make a start. What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don't dare express themselves as we did. Quote - Sophie Scholl - White Rose resistance group


    I will miss you my dear friend.. I enjoyed the countless hours spending time with you and I was always in awe of your collection..

    You set a precedent for others to emulate and I hope someday to be on the same playing field that you were on..

    My father does not have internet capabilities but I know how you and he were so very close too..

    Rest in Peace my friend,, I will meet up with you again someday..

    @ John's family:

    Please accept my deepest condolences and know that John had so many friends here on this wonderful forum..

    Best regards and Blessings

    Leigh (Smitty)


      I'm sure I have exchanged notes with 'Mainmilitaria' over these years; I am very sorry to know that he is no longer with us in this life or in our shared hobby. May John rest in peace and rise in glory, knowing the thanks we all have for his presence with us.

      Br. James


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