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Ron Pritchard

Residing In (Full mailing address): Merritt Island, FL USA
What have you been up to since you graduated?

After high school I enlisted in the Air Force where I was trained as a Microwave/Multiplexing Radio/Relay Techician. After serving 4 years I received my Honorable Discharge. I returned to Ft. Lauderdale and joined the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department in 1967.

As I worked my way upwards through the various ranks within the fire department I began my college career with an EMT course at Broward Community College and ended (several years later) with earning a Doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

I retired in 1994 at the rank of Deputy Fire Chief after serving as Acting Fire Chief for an interim period.

Prior to retirement I married my high school sweetheart, Donna Milke. We were engaged in 1963 and married in 1993. I look at this as a long engagement.

Donna and I moved to Merritt Island, FL where we became active in Republican politics and I was elected County Commissioner. My District included the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Patrick Air Force Base, Merritt Island, and the cities of Cocoa Bch, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa.

During this time I had the privilege of meeting President Bush, Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Astronauts, NASA Officials, General Paul Tibbits, and many other noteworthy individuals including several well-known musical bands. Donna was always at my side and always my most dependable ally.

Currently I am a marketing consultant representing an engineering and surveying firm and involved with various aspects of Port Canaveral.

Donna and I have 4 children and five grandchildren. We do our best to spoil them appropriately. I try to seed their fertile minds while Donna hopes for a crop failure. Apparently, I haven't changed that much from high school.