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John Cirafici received his master’s degree in European History from City University of New York and is a graduate of the military’s Air War College. He is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, researching the impact of the Vietnam War on American society. His career as a writer has, until recently, taken second place to his responsibilities as a very busy, full time member of our nation’s military forces, serving in conflicts from the Iraq War to Vietnam, Kosovo, Bosnia, Somalia, and in others.  He served in a diplomatic capacity in Algeria.  He has been a mountain rescue specialist and a wildland firefighter. He is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, and various community groups.  Despite his very high activity level he has been prolific as an author of two books including one that was award winning.  He has written countless articles, and numerous book reviews. His most recent collection of short stories--A Cabin in the Mountains and other short stories--based on actual experiences, has been well received.

John Cirafici
Fiction, Nonfiction
PO Box 596
Milford, DE 19963
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Arts Services: Exhibits, Lectures / Public Speaking, Readings, Social Functions, Workshops
Audience Served: 9th to 12th Grade, Adult
Availability: Regional (throughout Mid-Atlantic region), Year-round
Performance/Exhibit Venues: Community sites (e.g., libraries, senior centers, religious facilities), Festivals, Theater/auditorium

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