Colonel Roger H. C. Donlon, MoH, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired): Since 1995, when Tim was a Sophomore at Catholic University of America, I have watched him mature and grow into an excellent historian. His intelligence, knowledge and professionalism are hard to match. Tim has been very successful in helping me organize and sort through my military collectibles and was able to sell some of them for a price which pleased both of us. I have named him as one of the Executors in my will as both my wife and I have the utmost trust and confidence in his ability. I highly recommend Tim to anyone, but especially if you are looking for an honest, hardworking person who will assure you get the best advice possible!
Todd Creekman: I am a retired Navy captain who, after completing a 30-year active duty Navy career, ran the 93-year old nonprofit Naval Historical Foundation at the Washington Navy Yard for 17 years. I've known Tim for ten years since he came to work for me in our $7M project to construct a Cold War Gallery for the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at the Navy Yard. It was during that period that I became impressed with his knowledge and expertise in identifying key artifacts for the exhibit with the kind of provenance we needed to tell a compelling story. It was clear to me that he not only had that knowledge but he also really enjoyed working with the material culture of our nation's military forces, and demonstrated the proper reverence for the items that helped define America's success on the world stage. Since that period, as Tim has moved on to more challenging jobs, we have remained in touch and I have turned to him on numerous occasions to evaluate artifacts that had come into our Foundation's possession over the decades. He has helped us decide what needed to be donated to the Navy or other repository, and what was not needed by those archives and could properly be sold to benefit the rest of our collection. In addition, he has been a consultant to whom I have vectored numerous individuals with artifacts requiring rigorous evaluation to determine their historical and monetary value.
Nancy P: My husband passed away leaving me with a large collection of militaria. I was at a loss as to how to dispose of it. A friend did some research and directed me to Tim. Tim came to my home, assessed the collection and gave me the best advice I could have ever received. I found Tim to be very knowledgeable, honest, and personable and he treated the collection and myself with respect. I followed Tim’s advice and am confident I did what was best for the collection and my family. I highly recommend Tim to anyone needing help valuing and disposing of military artifacts.
Peter Dispenzirie: I am a retired CPA living in Rockville, MD. As is common for people in the financial services/consulting industry, friends and relatives often reach out to ask about handling their financial affairs and sometimes their estate. In my case, my wife’s uncle passed away and I was his named personal representative. He had a house full of furniture, clothing, china, silverware, political memorabilia, chotskies as well as a small amount of militaria. We heard about Tim from a friend of the family and he was gracious enough to come out to the house and review the contents with us. It was a tutorial on the history of our limited military related items. However, Tim went “above and beyond” what we had hoped for by reviewing and digging through the house with us and finding items of value that we had overlooked. He was able to connect us with other dealers that were interested in other items we had to offer. We are all a little smarter and better informed thanks to Tim. Overall, it was a great experience.
Brian Broaddus: Tim was instrumental in helping our family work with the Naval Historical Foundation to get hundreds of Navy Cruise Books into the hands of the Navy and appropriately preserved. We had consulted auction companies and other vendors claiming to understand military antiques and memorabilia, but never got any good information or direction. It wasn't until we were connected with Tim that I knew we were in good hands. I appreciated his expertise and knowledge about these historical books and documents, even his insight into their realistic value. If you have any military valuables, you first need to talk to Tim.
Martha Blumenthal, The Organized Sort, LLC: I called Tim, on the recommendation of a fellow Professional Organizer, to come look at items in my client’s storage unit. He came and sorted through the items with enthusiasm, respect, and knowledge. Tim was very compassionate with my client and her loved one's military memorabilia patiently explaining the value of many of the items. In the end, he offered my client a fair and reasonable price. I highly recommend Tim of Mid-Atlantic Military Antiques.
Over the years, I was acknowledged for my research work in the following books and documentaries:
The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America's Highest Military Decoration by Dwight S. Mears
Patton at the Battle of the Bulge by Leo Barron
The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall edited and annotated by Timothy Nenninger
FDR's Deadly Secret by Steven Lomazow, MD and Eric Fettmann
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty by Nick Del Calzo and Peter Collier (I proof read, fact checked and compared then and now photos in the first edition only)
Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis - Suez and the Brink of War by David A. Nichols
To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War Over Germany by Robert Mrazek
In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier's Struggle With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Susan Dahlgren Daigneault
Chewing Gum, Candy Bars and Beer: The Army PX in World War II by James J. Cooke
The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship by James Scott
Every Night and Every Morn: Portraits of Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, African-American, and Native American Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor by John L. Johnson
U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Campaign and Commemorative Medals by Edward Emering
The Call of Duty: Military Awards and Decorations of the United States of America (Expanded Edition) by LTC John E. Strandberg and Roger James Bender.
Never Stand Still: The History of Consolidated Freightways, Inc. and CNF Transportation Inc., 1929-2000 by Kenneth D. Durr and Philip Cantelon
Dragons and Violins: A Memoir of War and Music by David Armstrong
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott
Here Rests in Honored Glory: Life Stories of Our Country's Medal of Honor Recipients by Andrew J. DeKever
Bones of my Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II by Clay Bonnyman Evans
Medal of Honor: The History
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