Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Wake County, NC, United States
Works as a US Marine Corps (Retired) and now fully retired
Joined on Jul 11, 2002
About me:

FULL NAME: Bernd Werner Herrmann. Go by "nickname: of "Ben." Why "Ben?" After arriving in the US in the early 1950's (right after WW II), school kids began calling me two specific names - one being "da Nazi," and the other being "Ben." Well obviously, I choose to respond to "Ben" and that name stuck ever since. Kids can be cruel, y'know!

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. My father was a WW II German Army (Panzer) Officer. We subsequently became proud (and hopefully, productive) naturalized American citizens.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps (26 years of active service - Viet Nam vet) and now fully retired - although I don't consider myself a senior citizen by any stretch of the imagination.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Natural Resources and Parks Management - summa cum laude.

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine/wine, gardening - along with rifle and pistol marksmanship (favorite firearms brands = Glock, Walther, Springfield, H&K, and Sig Sauer).

FAVORITE MUSIC: Classical and Romantic time periods, specifically, Mozart, Haydn, Johann Christian Bach, and Beethoven. Other types - Jazz of varying types. And yes, I even enjoy certain pieces performed by Bruno Mars (go figure)!

HISTORICAL PEOPLE THAT INSPIRED ME: Erwin Rommel, Klaus von Stauffenberg and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

CAMERA SYSTEMS I AM CURRENTLY USING:

I'm using various mirrorless sh_t from Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Fujifilm, and Canon (M).

On the Enthusiast and P&S side of the house, I'm playing with stuff from Samsung, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Kodak, and Olympus.

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