The museum would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. We would like to thank each and every one, whether listed below or behind the scenes. – Lee Humiston, Curator

A 1/C Tom Billen

Tom Billen
Tom Billen
Chief of Staff of Tour Guides

Born 1939 and raised in Yonkers, New York
USAF – 397th A & E Squadron
Strategic Air Command
BS & MS in Education – USM
Taught history in Maine for 34 years
Currently Chief of Staff of Tour Guides at Maine Military Museum and Learning Center.


T/Sgt James Mardin

Jim Mardin
Jim Mardin
Chief Archivist

Born 1922 in South Portland, Maine
460th AAA Bn (AW)
US Army – 1940 to 1945 from Omaha Beach at Normandy, to Germany, to Belgium, and on into Czechoslovakia at war’s end
Northwestern Business College
V.P. at Merrill Transport for 29 years
Currently Chief Archivist at Maine Military Museum and Learning Center.


S/Sgt James E. Foley

Jim Foley
Jim Foley
First Tour Guide & Major Contributor

Born December 23, 1940 in Portland, Maine
U.S. Army & Maine Army National Guard – 24 years service
101st Airborne Division & 5th Mechanized Infantry Division
Vietnam War – two tours
Owner – Green & Gold Tavern
First Tour Guide & major contributor to the museum.


Staff Sgt Billy Randall

Billy Randall
Billy Randall
Tour Guide & Major Contributor

Born in Portland, Maine in 1946
USAF 366th Tactical Fighter Wing
Tactical Air Command
Printer at S.D. Warren
Currently staff and major contributor to the Maine Military Museum.
Vietnam War Veteran


S/SGT Peter Kane

Peter Kane
Peter Kane
Tour Guide & Major Contributor

Born in Portland, Maine
Graduated Portland High School
Portland Fire Department
Industrial Security at Hannaford
US Army Reserves
First Combat Tour in Vietnam
– H Trp. 17th Cavalry 198th Infantry BDE
– 23rd Infantry (Americal) Division
Second Combat Tour in Vietnam
– 1st Battalion 50th Infantry, IFFV


SP5 Peter Maestre

SP5 Peter Maestre
Peter Maestre

Born in Bronx, NY
US Army 1969-1972
Vietnam Veteran
5th Mechanized Infantry Divivsion
Retired from Retail Management
Museum Displays, Maintenance, Tour Guide


John Vedral

John Vedral
John Vedral

30 Year Resident of Maine
Former Member of the Maine House of Representatives
Owner of Mainely Web
Creator and maintainer of the Maine Military Museum and Learning Center web site