Alan Scott served with both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions as a paratrooper/infantryman. He completed his basic training at Ft. Ord, California, jump school in Ft. Benning, Georgia, and advanced infantry training in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky with the 1/503rd parachute infantry. His MOS was 11B (infantry) and 11C (forward observer for an 81mm mortar platoon). Upon the 10st going off jump status, he was reassigned to A Co. 1/508th parachute infantry, 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He earned the expert infantry badge.

Alan has been a freelance writer for the past 16 years and dabbles in screenwriting and film production. He lives with his wife Kat and travels frequently.

I Am A Veteran Living With PTSD

I Am A Veteran Living With PTSD

I know what you suffer. I hope this can help. I know of the nightmares, the sweating, the distrust of authority and the penchant for secluding oneself. PTSD is a bitch and left untreated creates addit ...
Yoga For Veterans

Yoga For Veterans

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Celebrating Veterans Day

Celebrating Veterans Day

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Veterans And Character

Veterans And Character

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Honoring Women Veterans

Honoring Women Veterans

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