Make the best of it

Alan Brundage recounts time in Marines, Air Force and how it helped him find a trade upon returning to civilian life

Alan Brundage looks very unassuming. He’s tall, standing over six feet, and sports a beard and mustache. He speaks in a soft tone but with purpose and intent, making one feel that if he’s talking they better listen as it’s likely something worth being said.

Brundage, who has lived in the Platte Valley for around two years now, spent nearly 50 years working for the federal government when one includes his time in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. His stint in the Marine Corps began in 1974, near the end of the Vietnam War.

“I was a 23-11, an ammunition technic...


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