Allan C. Stover used a forged birth certificate to enlist in the U. S. Coast Guard at age 14. He served on ships and on isolated duty in the Pacific. After his discharge, he worked as an Able Seaman on a Great Lakes ore carrier. He graduated with highest honors from Pacific States University with a B. S. in Electronic Engineering. He received his M. S. from Vanderbilt University, where he was the Orrin Henry Ingram Scholar. He has worked as an engineer at Cape Canaveral and on numerous assignments overseas.
Mr. Stover has worked overseas a total of more than twenty years, living in Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. He survived a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, dodged anti-American demonstrations in Beijing when the U. S. bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, went behind the Iron Curtain into Communist East Germany, and lived in the Philippines when President Marcos seized power and became a dictator.
Biography provided by the author, June 2002.