In His Own Words: David E. Conston, MD
My introduction to the Naval Institute was almost by chance, because I never served in the armed forces. Thanks to my father, I have had an interest in military history since my early teens. In the era of books in print, I started collecting military histories in general, but my main pursuit has been the naval history of World War. II. I discovered the Naval Institute Press and the incredible quality of its publications, many of which are included in my library of more than 4,000 books. This led me to join the Institute in 1988, with the Life Member option making the most sense.
With membership came the monthly publication Proceedings. Now I had a true introduction to the Naval Institute and an understanding of its educational mission—and the impetus to provide extra support to help the organization continue to fulfill it. It has been my pleasure to assist.
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