Paul Scheppf

1984 Hathaway-Ritter Distinguished Achievement Award

Paul was a combat veteran of WWII, and was among the first to land on Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion. Upon his return to Louisiana, he worked for the State Health Department and retires as Louisiana’s Chief Public Health Entomologist after 37 years of service. He then served as Director of Ouachita Parish Mosquito Control for 8 years.

During his 45 years of service in protecting public health, Paul had many accomplishments. He was a long-standing member of the LMCA, servicing on the board for many years and serving as President in 1980. At the same time, he was active in the Louisiana Public Health Association and served as its President in 1974. He received two of the state’s highest awards for meritorious, diligent, and outstanding service to public health in Louisiana; the C.B. White Memorial Award in 1971 and the Hathaway-Ritter Distinguished Achievement Award in 1984.

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