Captain Allan Rucker Bosworth (ps Alamo Boyd, Jackson W. Horne) (October 29, 1901 – July 18, 1986) served in the United States Navy and United States Navy Reserve for some 38 years and authored a number of books as well as magazine articles. He was born in San Angelo, Texas, worked as a journalist in San Francisco, and served in Japan as a Naval public relations officer. He travelled extensively in Europe and the Far East, and lived in Roanoke, Virginia for most of his life. He wrote several novels and short stories in the Western fiction genre. His son Allan Bernard Bosworth is also a writer.