1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

         Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
         My God, in Him I will trust.”

 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler]
         And from the perilous pestilence.
 4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
         And under His wings you shall take refuge;
         His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
         Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
         Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

 7 A thousand may fall at your side,
         And ten thousand at your right hand;
         But it shall not come near you.




Comments: 558
  • #558

    Glenn Miller (Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:58)

    Great site! I am a retired Navy Submarine Officer, and I also collect Submarine Zippos. I recently purchased a USS Growler (SSG 577) lighter with no color. Can you send me a copy of your picture of the Growler Zippo so I can use it as a color master to have mine restored? I would appreciate it and I want to make it right!

    Thanks, Glenn

  • #557

    Anthony (Sunday, 24 December 2017 09:46)

    Great informative website. Thanks again for purchasing the lighter.

  • #556

    Pamela (Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:52)

    Dear John, May this be a blessed time of the year for you and all who have served our country. Wishing all the very best in the new year!!

  • #555

    J Kinnane (Friday, 08 December 2017 12:14)

    Nice site, great job, lots of work to pull this off! let me know when you add a buckle collection!

  • #554

    Joel Marchese (Friday, 08 December 2017 01:21)

    God Speed Sir, on your continuing mission to keep the flame lit, in memory of our fallen heroes and those who served beside them in defense of freedom!

  • #553

    Don Daniels (Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:43)

    Hi John

    Very impressive collection and tribute to the U.S. military - I see the zippos you purchased from me are going to a good home - Good job on the website - Thanks for your service

  • #552

    Stacy (Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:55)

    What a wonderful collection to honor our heroes.

  • #551

    Terry (Wednesday, 01 November 2017 18:26)

    Very impressive collection. Thank you for your service.

  • #550

    Keith (Thursday, 26 October 2017)

    I also am a signalman! I've been out for some years now, and I do miss parts of being aboard ship steaming around the ocean. I am trying to get my collection back going again and i miss the Zippo lighters i had once collected. My new collection is not nearly as extensive a yours, but i hope to get there some day. Thanks for sharing your collection!

  • #549 (Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:43)

    Dear John,
    First, let me thank you for your service.
    Second, let me commend you on your super military lighter collection. I really enjoyed looking at it and will be back to visit it again. I'm happy I decided to list it on eBay and to know my lighter went to " a good home".
    Warm Regards, jerseyjany

  • #548

    Peggy Sheils (Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:56)

    Hi Navy John..Thanks so much for the invitation to your fabulous web site..I have seen a number of wonderful collections and yours is right up there with the top ones. I sure will be back to visit again

  • #547

    Paul Lazarek (Monday, 02 October 2017 20:18)

    Great website John! Thank you for hosting it and more importantly thank you for your service to our country. I have added your site to my bookmarks and I will be a frequent visitor.

  • #546

    Tom Swierczek (Monday, 25 September 2017 19:17)

    I'm glad that one of mynicest lighters found its way to someone who appreciates it.

  • #545

    Raymond G KImball (Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:55)


    What a Great site for all the fallen Heroes who have given their lives so we can live in Freedom & Peace in our Great Country


    Thank you for taking the time to create a Great Website in Memory of our lost Heroes

  • #544

    Jason (Monday, 18 September 2017 18:06)

    I'm glad that one of my favorite lighters found its way to someone who appreciates it. Thank you for the invite to your website and for your efforts in preserving history.

  • #543

    Scott H (Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:36)

    What an impressive collection, I am glad we were able to contribute to it. Good job!!

  • #542

    Alton (Sunday, 03 September 2017 17:11)


  • #541

    Lisa Spangler (Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:03)

    John, Thank You for the invite. And Thank You so much for your service!!! So glad I could add a piece to you collection. Very nice and unique collection. Thanks Again, Lisa

  • #540

    Don Holdridge (Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:33)

    I'm glad I listed the lighter on eBay, that gave me the opportunity to visit this site. Inspiring! I was a Navy Corpsman during the Vietnam War.

  • #539

    LT Bob Johnston, USNR (Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:44)

    I'm glad that my Zippo from the USS Calcaterra, DER-390, found a new home with you. She was my first ship as an ENS and I wasn't on board all that long as the survey board decided to decommission and scrap her. I bought the lighter in August 1968 and never used it because I never smoked. In 1968 she was homeported in Key West and was a school ship at sonar school. The Mills and the Thomas J. Gary were the other DER's that made up the school ship squadron. All three were "bluenose" ships, having made deployments to support Operation Deepfreeze in the Antarctic, but those days were behind her and she was definitely showing her age.


    Bob Johnston

  • #538

    ZolaBell (Monday, 07 August 2017 16:40)

    Hello John, Very inspiring collection! I've never seen anything like this. Thank you for sharing with us. Fair winds, Zola

  • #537

    John Sherman (Thursday, 03 August 2017 19:16)

    Glad my Zippo found its way into your collection and an honor to be invited to sign your guest book.
    Best wishes to you and all that follow on this site, regards John.

  • #536

    kathie rogers (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:24)

    i'm honored that that old belt buckle found a beautiful home!

  • #535

    Phil Herrington (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:19)

    Best wishes from Herrington's Collectibles. Thank you!

  • #534

    Robert DeFrancesco (Thursday, 03 August 2017 17:07)

    God bless the men and women who sacrificed their lives and gave up so much for this Country! And bless those that follow in their footsteps!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
    Keep history alive and NEVER forget.

  • #533

    LISA LABARGE (Saturday, 08 July 2017 15:44)

    A pleasure and honor to sign this guestbook! Thank you for the invite John.

  • #532

    Mary Liljequist (Monday, 26 June 2017 15:35)

    I love what you are doing. My family has a long history in the armed services. Dad - WW2, Uncle - Korea, Uncle that was in the Green Berets of the 82 Airborne, and another uncle that died in Viet Nam.

  • #531

    EM3 "Andy" Anderson (Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:23)

    I served aboard USS Reasoner FF-1063 from '79 to '83. We made 2 WestPacs and an overhaul in Seattle. What a great time it was! Lucky for me, the Procurement Officer ordered the Zippo 50-year Commemorative for our ship. I keep that with a 1947 Zippo of my Dad's paratrooper division and an in-country Vietnam Zippo to honor my brother's service. I admire your work on this site, John. Thank you for your service.

  • #530

    Tim (Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:45)

    Thank you for your service. Its a very honorable and noble endeavor you have taken on to preserve and document all of the brave men and women whom so valiantly have served this great nation.

    Keep up the great work!!

  • #529

    Sue Augustus (Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:40)

    Beautiful site and tribute! Thanks for letting us know about this wonderful collection.
    Thank you for your service!

  • #528

    Joe Wood (Tuesday, 09 May 2017 20:02)

    Hi John!
    You have a very special Zippo collection. Thank you for your service.


  • #527

    Rob Rausch (Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:10)

    Very Cool website

  • #526

    Rich Ulbrich (Sunday, 30 April 2017 19:47)

    John, I am honored to have been able to make available the 1964 New in the original box Zippo Lighter commemorating the USS PARROT.
    Based on my profession and seeing your devotion to the collecting and preserving this niche class of Zippos, I will now be on the lookout for these, and will be probably donating them direct to you knowing the memory of all those who have served is being recognized and preserved.
    Keep up the great work.
    Richard F> Ulbrich
    Licensed Private Investigator SC & NJ

  • #525

    Don Tobias (Tuesday, 25 April 2017)

    Super website John. Fantastic Collection of Military Zippos. Keep up the great work! Thank you for your service.

  • #524

    Rosalyn Esmeyer (Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:24)

    What a treasure you are to our Country and people like me :) Thank you for your 27 years of active service and continued spirit of service since retirement. This is a great website. Thank you so much for your kindness and help with my Zippo Lighters.

  • #523

    Craig Himmel (Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:48)

    Very cool collection!! And you for your service!

  • #522

    jackie kwilosz (Friday, 31 March 2017 10:07)

    Thank you for this wonderful tribute and for your service.

  • #521

    Michael Long (Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:44)

    Just came across your page thru facebook very interesting and will be back.

  • #520

    Andy Chen (Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:19)

    I living in Taiwan, I collect ZIPPO, I like your military zippo collection.

  • #519

    Abelardo (Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:58)

    Hello my friend.
    Congratulations for your excellent website and wonderful Zippo Collection.
    John, Please ,can you change my link in your website ?,
    is .

    Thanks and best regards from Chile

  • #518

    howard (Thursday, 09 March 2017 16:41)

    Was given a collection of USCG Zippo items as well as other related items to sell for a client. Happy to see the Zippo items go where they will be treasured and displayed. Zippo repaired and fixed a rare table lighter for free, too. Zippo is an AMERICAN company that stands behind their product!

  • #517

    Ted (Monday, 20 February 2017 23:10)

    Thanks for a great look at our heritage!

  • #516

    Joshua Doran (Saturday, 18 February 2017 08:48)

    I'm the previous owner of the Roland Kawasaki aircraft lighter. You have an AMAZING collection. I'm honored and proud to have added to it! THANK YOU for your service sir!

    Sincerely, Joshua Doran

  • #515

    EHTOYS (Saturday, 11 February 2017 14:04)

    What a great website!! So glad we could add a little more to your awesome collection. Thank you for your services for our country..
    Mid South Hobbies / EHToys

  • #514

    Diana Kinkelaar (Saturday, 11 February 2017 13:33)

    Great site. Thank you for sharing. You have put alot of work and thought into the site.

  • #513

    Jacques (Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:59)

    Great website!!

  • #512

    Bill Cowles (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:58)

    Just wanted to view the site and discover what it's about. Needless to say, I'm impressed. Had no idea that Zippos played such an important part in the history of the services. BZ! (Well done).
    Bill Cowles, CWO USN (retired)

  • #511

    Rich Hoffner (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:07)

    Ex-Coastie, served 1962 to 70. Great site and thanks for sharing.

  • #510

    Timeless Picks (Wednesday, 21 December 2016 18:16)

    Thank you for your service! Much respect. You have an AWESOME collection! This is fantastic! Enjoy the FORD Steel Division Zippo! Thank you! James

  • #509

    Mark Ray (Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:30)

    Thank you for your service...enjoy the ZIPPO toy truck. So glad it went to you.