Comedian and U.S. Army Captain Jody Fuller will perform as part of The University of Findlay’s Diversity Month activities at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Admission is free. Community members are welcome; it is recommended that children be at least 13 years of age to attend. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer and soldier in the Alabama National Guard. He has completed three tours of duty in Iraq; he also is a lifetime stutterer.
After a four-year stint as an Army medic, Fuller returned home to attend Auburn University at Montgomery, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2011, Fuller returned to the Army via Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga.
In 2006, Fuller left the active component of the Army to join the Alabama National Guard. He returned from his most recent deployment in January 2011. Fuller continues to serve with the 111th Ordinance Group in Opelika, Ala.
When not in uniform, Fuller travels the globe speaking to or entertaining a wide variety of groups ranging from the Boys and Girls Club of America to the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as entertaining troops from Ft. Lewis, Wash., to Kandahar, Afghanistan. His program focuses on bringing awareness to the military, veterans and to the challenges of stuttering, albeit in a humorous manner.