The Book

Jump Commander is the story of my grandfather's journey through WWII. I began interviewing him back in 2001, thinking that someday I would write down his amazing story and make it available to the world. Although he didn't live to see it, I think he would be happy with the outcome.

I would love to hear your comments or criticisms regarding the book. Please go to the contact us page and send me a message.

— John Sparry
Grandson of Mark J. Alexander

The Blog

The Jump Commander website is also a blog that explores the people and events of the 82nd Airborne Division in WWII. There are so many unknown or little known stories about the amazing men that filled the division and we try to bring some of them to life here.

We will also share tidbits via Twitter and will then expand on them in the blog. Please take part in discussions or just read what other have written.