George Allen’s autobiography titled, From SmittyAlpha6 to MHMaven, through narrative and photographs, describes Allen’s ‘Adventures of a Lifetime’, from his childhood in Sewell, New Jersey, through college years (where he Carolyn, his wife of 55 years), then Vietnam as a Marine lieutenant in combat, and through his business career of 50+ years.
The unusual title underscores the variety and achievements in George’s life. ‘SmittyAlpha6’ was his radio call sign when a company commander in Vietnam. ‘MHMaven’ is an Allenism (i.e. poetic license), abbreviating ‘manufactured housing maven’ or expert, in recognition of his decades of experience and reputation within the manufactured housing industry as consultant and author, as well as longtime owner/operator of land lease communities.