Press Release – August 15, 2010

by admin on August 12, 2010

Media Release

Contact:  Norman Fulkerson

1358 Jefferson Rd.

Spring Grove, PA.



Norman Fulkerson, Pennsylvania author, receives prestigious award from Military Writers Society of America

Spring Grove, PA., August 15, 2010 – Norman Fulkerson of Spring Grove, PA, has received the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Gold Medal for 2010 for his book An American Knight, The Life of Colonel John Ripley USMC. MWSA recognizes its members and their creative works at an Awards Banquet during their annual Conference.

Norman Fulkerson’s title, took top honors for a biography. “Seldom does a book’s story live up to its potential;” said MWSA Founder Bill McDonald,  “’An American Knight’ was much more than just a true tale about an American hero. This book delivers the riveting life experiences of a real hero without any worry about being politically correct in today’s world.”

MWSA President Joyce Faulkner, said, “Among the benefits for Norman Fulkerson and other award nominees there will be appearances on various Internet blogs and radio talk shows, features on MWSA’s website and in our monthly Dispatches magazine, and interviews on radio and public-access TV during our conference in Pittsburgh.”

Norman Fulkerson

Norman Fulkerson

A native of Red Hill, Kentucky, Norman Fulkerson is a 25-year veteran of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP). He is a contributing editor to the TFP’s Crusade Magazine with a current circulation of 130,000.  In his “Only in America” column, he describes the little-known cultural richness of the United States. He has also written for the illustrious fifty-year-old Brazilian periodical Catolicismo, the Australian magazine Quest and the Polish periodical Polonia Christiana. His first book An American Knight: The Life of Colonel John Ripley was the fruit of his enthusiasm for heroism, as seen in American servicemen, which he currently documents on his blog Modern American Heroes []. He now resides at the TFP headquarters in Spring Grove, Penn.

All awards recipients will be honored at the MWSA’s conference, Thursday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 3, at Pittsburgh’s Wyndham University Plaza. The Conference will include a special ceremony at the Dawn’s Early Light Flag Retirement Plaza in Pittsburgh’s South Park, special interest luncheons around the city, a play featuring the works of MWSA authors at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Oral History Day, Workshops, Book signings, and the awards banquet. Many of the events are open to the public. Joseph Beth’s Book seller is the official MWSA Pittsburgh Conference bookstore.

Fulkerson is among more than 900 authors, poets and artists who comprise Military Writers Society of America. Most MWSA members are active duty military, retirees or military veterans. Others, like Fulkerson, are life-long civilians who’ve chosen to focus on military and/or historical themes with their writings or art.

Norman Fulkerson’s website is, his blog is


Contact: Joyce Faulkner, MWSA president, Bridgeville, PA (412) 496-5034.


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