Charles City, Iowa — State Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City was deployed to South Korea on Monday as part of his duties as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves.
“While I’ll be serving our state and nation in a different capacity for the next few weeks, I want my constituents in Chickasaw, Floyd, and Cerro Gordo Counties to know they can still contact me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org if they need assistance,” said Prichard, who is expected to return to Iowa in late August.
Prichard has been in the military in different roles for over 20 years. He participated in the Army ROTC program to help pay for college at the University of Iowa. He later commissioned into the Regular Army as an Infantry Lieutenant. He was deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a rifle platoon leader to Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Spring.
Following his service in Kuwait, Todd returned to Iowa and joined the 1/133 Infantry Battalion of the Iowa Army National Guard in Dubuque. During his time with the National Guard, Todd was deployed to Egypt for six months as part of an international peacekeeping force and later as Company Commander of the 1/133rd Infantry Battalion in Iraq.