About us

John W. Krueger

Welcome to our website. My name is John Krueger, proprietor of Military Warehouse.  I have been a dealer in original war relics and militaria for over 30 years. 


I first became interested in militaria at an early age when my father took me to a fishing camp in Northern Minnesota. While there, I saw a Luftwaffe dagger hanging on the wall of the camp office. That dagger was a "war souvenir" brought back to the States by a G.I. at the end of WWII. Many veterans who served in the European theatre during WWII brought back such German war souvenirs.


In February 1968, I entered the U.S. Army and ended up being stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. While in Germany, I visited various flea markets and antique stores looking for German daggers and any other interesting war relics I could find.


In 1979 I started my war relics business with a few small ads in various national hobbyist magazines. I soon began publishing a monthly paper catalog which was continued for many years. When the internet became popular, I discontinued my paper catalog and began selling original war relics on-line. 


Over the years I have offered an impressive selection of original war relics to military collectors and those interested in the historical aspects of World War II. I update my websites almost daily with more original war relics. I strive to keep my prices low, and to always authenticate everything I sell. Authenticity is a top priority for me.


My wife, Karen, and I are life-long Minnesota residents. We will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this year.  And our son, Eric, is now working with me to provide our customers with more on-line listings of original war relics.



The Family Cats

Abigail von Kitzen 2004 - 2013
Moses
Miss Tia 2005 - 2018

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)



CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS


I found militarywarehouse.com after suddenly becoming in possession of a few WWII war artifacts that I was eager to sell.  Just like the website says, the transaction occurred on the same day that I accepted John’s very fair offer.  The whole process was quick and easy, and there’s a moral bonus in selling culturally sensitive items to a reputable dealer versus a private sale to an unknown buyer.  M.


John, I wanted to let you know how satisfied I was with my recent purchase!  This was my first time doing business with you and it won’t be the last!  You run your business with integrity and prompt communication and attention to detail in shipping.  Thanks again, and have a great new year!  P.S. Feel free to post this on your website. J.


Hello John,  The German EM visor arrived today. As you said, it's a beautiful cap.  You advertised the cap as near excellent -- I would say it is better than excellent.  Thank you very much for a great cap.  D.C.


Hello John, I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your consignment process.  I really appreciate the quick addition of the items to your website.  It was very exciting to see the tropical canteen and Horster Bayonet sell so quickly.  The Luftwaffe helmet listing looks great!  Regards, T.


John, the flag is even better than the pics!  It's great.  Thank you.  S.


Greetings John, I recently bought a WW1 German Butcher Bayo(net) from you, and am very happy with the cond. and price.  Usually people don't hear from customers unless they are totally upset with the transaction, me, I like to pass on the good stuff.  I also liked the fact that you put a scripture on your advertisement, Thank You, R.D.


Hi John, Just another note of thanks for my order, your outstanding service.  I decided to surprise my son with the medal for a Christmas gift.  I look forward to future business transactions.  J.B.


John, Received the sword today and am very pleased.  Thank you for offering these historical items.  Regards, S.S.


John, I received my order yesterday in good condition, being a Nazi armband and a Nazi SA stickpin.  I am extremely pleased with both items and they are excellent additions to my collection.  I have collected U.S. items for a couple of years now, but just recently got into German items.  I will definitely be a repeat customer.  Thanks again, D.C.


John, I just got the sword today and it is excellent!  Thanks, Warmest regards, G.


John, Received the items today.  Very pleased.  They were well packed and shipped fast.  I will be buying more in the future.  Thanks J.S.


John, Arrived safely today.  Great item - very pleased.  Thanks again.  Regards, R.R.

We trusted each other and we both benefited from it.  Nice doing business with you.  I will refer you to others if they need your service.  M.G.


John,   Many thanks for your email.  The item arrived safely and I am very pleased once again.  It is always a pleasure to deal with you and I will keep checking your website as always.  Best Regards, R.


Good to hear that the militaria was to your liking and that it arrived OK.  Your payment arrived and thanks again.  If I come across any more I'll give you a shout.  T.


Thank you John.  I'm glad they (the war relics) finally arrived and that there were no surprises.  I'll definitely spread the word about your fair and trustworthy business practices.  Best of luck with the sale of the items!  A.


John, I am very satisfied and it was a real pleasure working with you.  Thanks again.  Lets do it again sometime.  Take care and God Bless. R.D.


Hi John, Thank you for the note.  Always a pleasure doing business with ethical professionals.  Best to you, K.M.


Hi John,  As always, is a pleasure doing business with you too, and will definitely call on you for other war relics to sell in the future.  Thank you, D.


I got my book and sport shirt patch and couldn't be more pleased.  Hope we can do business again soon.  J.M.


Hi John, I just received the numbered SA dagger.  I just want to say I'm very happy with it.  It's all you described and more.  B.A.


John, Its a pleasure to know an honest man.  You rekindle my faith in people.  D.


John, Just a short note to let you know that ___ got her check in the mail yesterday and she was so happy she wrote you a letter which is coming via snail mail.  Thanks again for making her day.  S.N.


John, Thanks for a seamless transaction!  I will definitely use you again.  B.P.


John, Thanks so much.  Received the pieces in great shape.  I am saving up to purchase more.  Best, M.


Hi John,  The belt arrived today and it is great.  I have been looking for one to add to my collection for a while.  Thanks for the fair deal and free shipping.  I'm sure we'll do business again in the near future.  O.


I received the Iron Cross yesterday.  I'm pleased with my order, shipping and your help with my questions.  Have a nice weekend.  J.


We only spoke a few words on the phone but I felt like I knew you.  It was a pleasure.  B.M.


John, Thank you for letting me know the items arrived safely.  Your payment went through with no problems also.  Indeed a pleasure doing business with you.  J.


Thank you John.  It was a pleasure doing business with you, and will let you know if any other relics come up!  P.


John, I wanted to say thanks for the items I ordered.  I got them in the mail yesterday.  Great doing business with you.  I look forward to buying from you again.  M.


Just wanted to say thanks for armband just received it.  It's my first Nazi armband in my collection and it's perfect.  Thanks for fast shipping.  Just got yourself a new customer.  Thanks, J.


Thanks John, the pin is a beauty and I’m especially happy in that these pins represent a special interest to me, not to mention the price.  Thanks again, J.


Hi John, Received the check.  Thank you.  Good doing business with you.  My best, R


Hi John, The patches arrived today.  Five star experience,  Thank you,  R


Hi John, received the binoculars.  They are as stated.  Happy with them.  Always a pleasure to do business with you.  Very best regards, R


Thank you John.  The package showed up this afternoon.  Needless to say I’m impressed with the quality and I plan on visiting your site frequently.  I have a few badges I have collected over the years and from what I have seen you have to offer I will be back.  Regards, JS