Alan C. Carey is the author of nearly two dozen books and magazine articles on military history, with his first published in 1999. His writing career began after seeking military decorations for his father and two surviving members of his World War II bomber crew. His research resulted in the United State Navy awarding the three men two Distinguished Flying Crosses and several Air Medals for their service. He began writing his first book,?The Reluctant Raiders, after conducting research regarding his father? military service. He is also noted for aiding veterans and families in a variety of issues related to military service, including providing information on servicemen listed as killed or missing in action during the Second World War.

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