From local history teacher to military artifact collector and small businessman — that’s the story of Craig Luther, who has opened Military Connection, a military collectibles store at 723 Milwaukee Ave.
I stopped by recently to welcome him to South Milwaukee and came away impressed with Craig, his store and his assortment of items from World War II onward, with a specialty in items from Desert Storm and Iraq.
The store, in the rear of the former Voice Journal and Kelly Driving School building, is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Friday, Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Craig, a former teacher at Divine Mercy School, also buys, sells and trades items at military collectible shows and online, including through another South Milwaukee business, MEARS Online Auctions.
Check them out on Facebook, or stop by, say hi and join me in welcoming Craig to downtown South Milwaukee. It’s great to see another destination retail business open in our city center. And there are more to come!