Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
John Thomas Bulls, Jr
City of Florence Walk of Honor
For 21 years following the end of World War II, John Bulls served as Agricultural Extension Advisor for the U.S. State Dept. in India, Nigeria, Tunisia and Uganda, assisting farmers and organizing community development programs.
Erected 2009 by City of Florence.
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
Mr. Bulls began his career as an agricultural vocational teacher at Snow Hill Institute in Snow Hill, Ala. He joined the Army Air Force in 1942, during World War II, and served for three years as a radio operator. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, with one Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for his military service. After the war, he worked with the Alabama Cooperative Extension service as a Colbert County agent from 1945 to 1952. He then served for 21 years as Agricultural Extension Advisor for the Foreign Service Division of the U.S. State Department Agency for International Development.
Article from Times Daily Jan 25, 2002
— Submitted December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.
Categories. • African Americans • Agriculture •
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