Who buys this stuff?
We cater to the hundreds of thousands of proud veterans. Our customers are not afraid to show not only that they served, but where they served.
Who is Veteranwear.us?
In the Beginning
I am a proud Navy navy veteran who for the past 13 years wanted to have the ultimate website for the ship I served on during my four year enlistment, the USS Conserver (ARS-39). I built a simple site and was able to reach a hand full of my shipmates to provide memories and photos. Over the next few years, the excitement of the site diminished and I eventually took it down.
I served aboard the Conserver as an Engineman from January, 1972 to June 1975. After my discharge I left diesel engines behind and entered college on the GI bill. I majored in communication, specializing in radio and TV production. Over my nearly 40 years I have settled down as an internet marketing consultant, helping small businesses grow and better serve their customers.
The Conserver Facebook community got so active over the past year that I realized that there are a lot of us out there. I also realized that there are probably a slew of vets who don’t use Facebook. And sure, a ship commissioned in 1943 is going to have vets that don’t even use the Internet. However, I set out to recreate USSConserver.org.
The Ship’s Website and Selling Caps to My Shipmates
Once I got the website up I started thinking how nice it would be to purchase a hat with my ship name and silhouette on it. It didn’t take long for me to realize that if I wanted one, so would other Conserver shipmates. I received my first batch from the embroiderer and they started selling like hotcakes. Then I started getting requests from sailors of other ships. That was yesterday.
I’m excited to see how many of my fellow veterans I can serve with VeteranWear.us. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions.