August 2016

Florida Military School Officers 2015-2017

Florida Military School Association Board of Directors 2015-2017 President  Tommy Register   ’61 Vice President  Dennis Eyre  ’59 Sec./Treasurer   Sue Elliott    Cadette First Class Director    Steve Nash  ’65 Director    Thornton Ridinger  ‘ 59 Director    Brownie Ramsey  ’61 Director    Terry Hollingsworth   ’66 Past President   Rex Riley ’70 Past President   Harry Silvis  ’65 President Emeritus  Max Elliott  ’58 [...]

October 2015

FMSA Officers 2015


April 2014

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch

Hey guys:     I am sorry for such a late notice but it has been so hectic the last few weeks time is sleeping by me.  Let me know if you can make it to Stark, Florida this coming Saturday April 12, 2014.  We will be meeting at the Western Family Steakhouse on U.S. 301. We have done this before, and the report was that everyone loved [...]

March 2014

Carl Ward (1925 – 2014)

WARD Carl Ward, 88, of Crestview Hills, Kentucky, passed away on March 18, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born on August 31, 1925, Mr. Ward served in theU.S. Marine Corpsduring the Second World War, serving in the 6th Marine Division during the Okinawa campaign. He later earned bachelor and masters degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Ward married Mary Lou Snyder on May 11, 1946. They [...]

MS Col Ward

This is a request from Col Ward.   In lieu of flowers, please visit one of the websites below to make a donation.   Robert E. Mouro Sr. Florida Military School Class of "66" 1960-1966 10996 Beckley Place Jacksonville, Florida 32246 904-294-4265 This one is the official site. Florida Military School Site

FMS Sadness Falls on the Cadet Core

To the Cadet Core: It gives me Sadness to report to you the Loss of our Founding Father of Florida Military School Col Carl Ward. Col Ward Died on March 18, 2014, at around 11:00 AM. A posting on web site will follow shortly. There will be a link you can post any comments on. Stith Funeral Home Robert Cook, Director 7500 US. Highway [...]

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch

Dear Fellow Cadets and Friends: It is time again for us to have our Social, and it will be on Saturday March 22, 2014.  The location is Major. Brownie Ramsey favorite restaurant.  The famous name is Osaka Japanese Restaurant, 11701 San Jose Blvd., 886-7778 (located in the Winn Dixie strip center at the corner of Loretta Road and San Jose south of I295).  This is [...]

February 2014


To All former Cadets: and friends Back in Time.  Thanks To "George" Miss Evans for all the wonderful meals she prepared for us.  Well, except the SOS we had..... LOL..... go to This was in the 2006 Directory. It will give you all the meals we had. Pancakes Flour 3 lbs Salt 1 oz Sugar 4oz Baking Powder 2 oz Milk 4lbs Eggs, separated 8 [...]

January 2014

FMS Lunch

Had a great day in Stark Florida. Sorry for all those that missed a great lunch with a bunch of great guys and some wives. We had for the first time today a College Cadet George Cranston and his wife eat with us. Don Campbell brought his wife for the first time and Jackie said she was planning on comming to our lunches some more. [...]

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch Travels to Stark

Hello, A group of our FMS alumni and cadet members from the Jacksonville Lunch Bunch are carpooling down to Starke on Saturday, January 25, 2014, for lunch at the Western Family Steakhouse on U.S. 301. We have done this once before, and the report was that everyone loved the restaurant. It's a buffet style of good 'ole country style cooking. Meat dishes include steak, roast beef, B-B-Q pork [...]

November 2013

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch Christmas Party:

Just a reminder of the Jacksonville Lunch Bunch Christmas Party: As was mention in the Annual Meeting of FMSA in October the Jacksonville Lunch Bunch will have there annual Christmas Party at Rex and Rose Riley's Home on December 7,starting at 2 PM. All are invited and bring a friend if you want. Rose will make Deviled Eggs and have a Cheese Cracker, etc. Meat, [...]

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch Christmas Party 2013

To Fellow Cadets Friends and Family: As was mention in the Annual Meeting of FMSA in October the Jacksonville Lunch Bunch will have there annual Christmas Party at Rex and Rose Riley's Home on December 7, starting at 2 PM.  All are invited and bring a friend if you want.  Rose will make Deviled Eggs and have a Cheese Cracker, etc.  Meat, Tea, and Soda will be provided.  [...]

Old friends from Class of 63 reunite

Hello Rex ... for the blog ... The bonds run deep. Thomas Bokor ('63) wrote David Tooker that he was coming to the U.S. from his home in Venezuela the first week of November. David and three classmates quickly responded with a plan to meet for lunch at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City on November 7th. We were treated to complimentary passes to visit [...]

October 2013

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch 2013

Hey Guys, I know this is a late time to let everyone know about our next Lunch gathering. Our next Jacksonville Lunch Bunch will be on Saturday November 2, 2013 at the Golden Corral at 4250 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida. Time 11:00 AM. Hope to see all there.  Some will go a little earlier to eat breakfast so that will be ok.  Some wives will be there.  They [...]

FMS Annual Meeting and Jacksonville Lunch Bunch News

Hey guys, Just a note to let you know what you can have at the Airport Restaurant & Gin Mill.  This Restaurant has been there for some time.  Jim Turner, Dennis Eire, and Thorthon Ridinger eat there on the meeting days.  They say it is really good. Check out the Menu so you will know what to get when we get there.  Click here: Airport [...]

FMS Jacksonville Lunch Bunch 5 Oct 2013

Fellow Cadets and Friends: It's that time of year again and we are having an annual meeting in DeLand, Florida on Saturday October 19, 2013 at Steve Nash Hanger at the DeLand airport. We will CAR POOL to DeLand and if you want to meet with us we would love to have you.  Meeting at the Avenues Mall on the South end of the parking lot [...]

September 2013

Jacksonville Lunch Bunch Sept 21

Hey guys, This month has been really crazy for me to plan things.  If everyone would like to meet on the 21st of September at the Scottish Rite would love to see you there.  The Cost is $8.00 for a fish dinner.  Last year it was all you can eat so I hope it will be the same this year.  There will be two big [...]

August 2013


Dear Fellow Cadets and Friends: This is an update on Robert (Bob) Green. He is in St Vincents Hospital on Belford Road room 400, Jacksonville, Florida. He told me this morning that he would be there a couple more days.  I really think he needs to go to a rehab hospital to get the care he needs. Please keep Bob in your prayers. Robert E. [...]

FMS Sgt Robert Green in Hospital

Fellow Cadets and Friends: This is an update on Robert (Bob) Green.  He is in St Vincents Hospital on Belford Road room 400, Jacksonville, Florida.  He had Surgery on his back.  They took out the screws that held him together.  He is in a lot of pain and has a lot of drugs in him.  I plan on going to see him on Thur some [...]

July 2013

FMS Reunion

Less than 2 weeks until the reunion! Any registrations that come after next Wednesday will not receive the items that are included with a normal registration. We have to provide an exact number of meals and the handouts that are given at registration. If you are planning to attend and have not yet registered, please contact Sue Elliott as soon as possible so that [...]

Slate of Officers at the Reunion

At each reunion, the board presents a slate of officers that they propose for the period until the next reunion.  They also accept a slate of officers that may have been presented from the FMSA membership.  This year there has not been a slate of officers submitted by the membership.  Below is the list of Proposed Officers that will be voted on at the reunion business meeting. Rex [...]