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John L Cirafici

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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.

Artist Information

Nonfiction, Fiction
Workshops, Social Functions, Readings, Lectures / Public Speaking, Exhibits
Adult, 9th to 12th Grade
Theaters & Auditoriums, Festivals, Community Sites
Regional Availability
Southern Delaware
PO Box 596
Milford DE 19963


A Cabin in the Mountains
author standing next to a documentary photo of him during the 1968 Battle of Khe Sanh