|Edgar Ray Fitzgerald
Edgar Ray Fitzgerald
Ray entered into the US Army as a 17 year old Private and retired after 26 years of service as a Colonel. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, GA in 1971. He started, operated and sold two businesses in Enterprise after his retirement from the US Army. He has served on numerous boards and committees over the years including 32 years with the Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Enterprise Junior College Foundation for many years, US Army Officer Candidate School Foundation, Coffee County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 7 years on the City of Enterprise Planning Commission, St. Luke United Methodist Church Board, Chief Trainer for the State of Alabama for the AARP Driver Safety Course, and was an Enterprise Lions Club Board member. He conceived and individually raised money for and had built the Fort Rucker Appreciation Park and at the request of the Mayor, he designed the new Wall of Freedom in Enterprise. He was nominated 3 times for the Enterprise Man of the Year and was one of the few Melvin Jones Fellows in the Lions Club.
Edgar married Sue Claire Johnston, daughter of Charles Otis Johnston Jr. and Ann Louise Martel. (Sue Claire Johnston was born on 23 Apr 1942 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.)