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Vannoy, Allyn R. 1951–

Vannoy, Allyn R. 1951–

PERSONAL:

Born June 16, 1951, in Manchester, IA; son of Robert (a machinist) and Betty (a bookkeeper) Vannoy; married Cynthia Holt (divorced); children: Kathryn I. Ethnicity: ‘White.’ Education: Iowa State University, B.S., 1974; Florida Institute of Technology, M.S., 1983. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Hillsboro, OR. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Alpnet, Salt Lake City, UT, localization project manager, 1998-99; Intel, Hillsboro, OR, localization product manager, 1999—.

WRITINGS:

(With Jay Karamales) Against the Panzers: United States Infantry versus German Tanks, 1944-1945, a History of Eight Battles Told through Diaries, Unit Histories, and Interviews, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 1996.

Contributor to magazines, including Military Heritage, American Civil War, and World War II.

SIDELIGHTS:

Allyn R. Vannoy told CA: ‘I've always looked for books like the one I coauthored, but there seemed to be very few. My work was influenced by the books of Cornelius Ryan. I wish he had written more of them. My writing process involves digging through lots of historical reports and other materials to find a few good nuggets. My inspiration was the stories of the veterans, which were compelling. They deserve to be told."

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