David Navarre is an amateur military historian with a variety of periods of interest and is a member of several organizations for the military & military history, including the Army Historical Foundation, the Naval Institute, the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, the Military Classics Seminar Series, the Garand Collectors Association, the Iwo Jima Association and the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. He helped run and spoken at conferences on the French campaigns of the Sixth Army Group, with his own focus on the 36th Infantry Division.
He designs databases in Lotus Notes in order to afford his military history habit and indulge in good scotch and fine wines.
The original URL for this blog was habap.wordpress.com, but has changed to be more topical. “Habap” is the Russian spelling of Navarre and, though Navarre is a Basque name, “habap” is Russian for “the fat that gathers on top of soup”. In Russian slang, it means “profit”, which is skimmed off the top. He’s been using it on his license plate and online since 1990, when he was working on a Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies at George Washington University. He speaks no Russian any more, but has completed the Pimsleur French series, so can converse en Francais if you speak slowly and simply.
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