I'm a bald, fat, white guy. Yeah, that's my profession
Ok, so I REALLY work for a large telecommunications company (just became the largest in the US recently, hint, hint). I am an admin for an Asset Management software package called AssetCenter (Which used to be owned by Peregrine, and is now HP). So I do some coding and some SQL and fun stuff like that. But most of the time at work I'm managing my own web sites
. Uh oh, now I'm busted.
Started playing AD&D when in the Army in 1981, stationed in Germany. After about 6 months I started DMing, and have played/DMed off and on every since. Never played any other game systems till about 5 years ago, now I've played an/or GMed d20, Action! System, GURPS, EABA, and some others I can't remember.
In the Army I was a professional target, er Scout. The official title was Armored Reconnaissance Specialist (MOS 19D). It was fun, but wasn't something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Only did 3 years from 1981 - 84. Stationed in Bad Kissingen, West Germany (way back when there was an East Germany) with the second squadron 11th Armored Cavalry (the shield-shaped patch has a rearing, black horse), and at Ft Riley, KS with the Big Red One, 2/16th Infantry.
As a kid, I built a lot of plastic models, mostly planes and tanks, and mostly german WWII vehicles. So every time I see a war movie I look for authentic stuff. Consequently my favorite "war movie" is Kelly's Heroes. this was the first WWII movie I had seen that went to the trouble of using authentic German vehicles. And while the Tigers they had weren't the real thing (I doubt there were any working Tigers in 1970), they did an excellent job of mocking up a Soviet T-34 to look like a Tiger (the road wheels gave it away). They used the same mock-ups in Saving Private Ryan, or at least they used the same type of T-34 chassis.
Anyway, you can see how much of a WWII vehicle geek I am, lol.