Come visit us at The Museum of Military Memorabilia. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located in the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the pacific theater in WWII.

What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in WWII has evolved into so much more. You can now see historical artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War and all the way up to the present day Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts.


2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Naples Airport as a WWII Army Air Forces Training Base.


Dr. Bill Krissoff

Dr. Bill Krissoff

When First Lt. Nathan Krissoff of Reno, Nev., was killed in Iraq a year ago, his father, Bill, an orthopedic surgeon, searched for a way to honor his son’s sacrifice. The 61-year-old decided to enlist in the Navy Medical Corps in the hope of being assigned to Iraq. Krissoff is a taut, fit man who swims a mile every day. But a Navy medical recruiter told him that he was well past the enlistment age limit, and that getting an age waiver could take a year.  In August, the surgeon seized an opportunity when he and his wife, Christine, were invited to meet President Bush in Reno along with the families of other fallen soldiers from the area.  “He asked if there was anything he could do,” Krissoff said. “I said, ‘Well, there is one thing. I’d like to join the Navy Medical Corps. Is there any way you could help me with this process?’ And Karl Rove was in the room and he asked me to fax my papers to him in the White House.”

Within days, Krissoff received a call from Navy Medical recruiter Lt. Cmdr. Ken Hopkins, who said Krissoff had been granted an age waiver and had a stack of papers to sign to become a military doctor.  “When you’re in a hospital, you’re in an air-conditioned brick-and-mortar place. In an operational setting, he may be in a tent or in a field. So he’ll be learning how to care for patients in a different way,” Hopkins said.

‘Honored and Privileged’

Krissoff relishes the challenge of such a dramatic midlife change. He said he doesn’t see anything special about his enlistment and that he’s just following the example set by his sons.  Nathan Krissoff was, by all accounts, an extraordinary young man and Marine. He was a pianist, violinist and poet, as well as captain of his high school and college swim teams. Despite his many talents, friends say that Nathan was the most humble and selfless person they had ever met and that he was always looking for opportunities to help people. Another son, Austin, is also a Marine lieutenant stationed in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Bill Krissoff says most people understand why he’s joining the military, especially those who have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan. But he says others think he’s crazy to give up a successful orthopedic practice to go to a war zone.



 

here are some photo’s of  Dr. Bill Krissoff…from the net.

Dr. Bill Krissoff

Dr Bill Krissoff in the field

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Dr. Bill Krissoff

Bill Krissoff…..in country

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Dr Bill Krissoff at work


 

Dr. Bill Krissoff

Dr Bill Krissoff and his Son

Dr. Bill Krissoff

Dr. Bill Krissoff

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