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V. Phil Tullar

Phil Tullar was born in Nigeria to missionary parents and lived many of his formative years at a remote bush mission station at Uregi. He was home schooled by his mother and returned to the states at age fourteen to complete high school. In 1955 he enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to intensive German language training in Monterey California. He servved more than twenty years as a communications intelligence specialist and analyst with the Army Security Agency in Germany, National Security Agency in Maryland and the army at large during the cold war and Viet Nam. In addition to numerous awards for meritorius service he earned three Bronze Star Medals while serving in Viet Nam. After retiring from the army as a sergeant major, he entered graduate studies at the University of Arizona where he earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. His college educational career spanned more than twenty-five years in communiity colleges where he taught college German, Psychology and Composition and advanced through the academic chairs to serve as college president at two different colleges: Yakima Valley College and Coconino Community College, where he is honored as president emeritus. Phil and his wife Jo Ann, retired to Oro Valley, Arizona, a bedroom community for Tucson.

Doing the Impossible
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Xulon Press
September 2018
ISBN 9781545643716
192 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

This book is a powerful account of the author's parents, their faith and courage to overcome incredible obstacles - to make the impossible a possibility and bring the gospel to untouched tribes of Nigeria. More/less

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