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LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL A. “Panda” PANDOLFO, USAF (Ret)
At his second retirement from the United States Air Force in 2009, after a 32 year active duty career spanning more than 40 years, Colonel Pandolfo was the senior ranking lieutenant colonel of his Service and Deputy Commander of the 53rd Electronic Warfare Group.
Born into the Army Air Forces in 1946, Colonel Pandolfo graduated in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin and was commissioned on 1 June 1968. Panda has additional degrees in Military History and Computer Science and is also a graduate of the National Defense University. He is a Senior Navigator and Master Intelligence Officer who has seen combat in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Iraq flying 199 combat missions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He has received over 50 awards and decorations.
After retirement, while serving his community as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Okaloosa County, Florida, he received the President’s National Volunteer Service Award in 2013.
He is married to the former Kathleen A. Furlong, Senior Master Sergeant, USAFR (Retired), and has one son, Christopher, First Officer, Endeavor Airlines, a DELTA subsidiary, daughter in law, Lieutenant Commander Jasmine Lee, Chief Staff Engineer of Submarine Squadron 2, and grandson, Philip Isaac.
1. Strength and Honor: Caesar’s Gambit
Micah Equinus and a few of his staff were amongst the lucky survivors of the Teutoburg Forest massacre. As a senior surviving officer, he brought the unfortunate news of the tragedy to Rome which shocked the empire and made Caesar Augustus terribly upset. Bearers of tragic news are rarely well-received, yet Micah was suddenly promoted from prefect to deputy commander of the third legion. Along with his body slave Lucius, they find themselves out of town and onto the first available ship for Alexandria, Egypt. Upon arriving at the villa, Micah is faced with staff members whose tasks don't quite fit their designated jobs. He knew there and then, that his first self-assigned mission is to put things in order, and to wipe out the corruption surrounding the villa.
2. Devotion: A Novel of the Vietnam War (Fidelity Series: Book 1)
Devotion: A Novel of the Vietnam War is a historical and romance novel that revolves around newly-wed couple, Mitch and Sharon d'Capua. They have only been married for four months when Mitch receives an unexpected change in orders. As a young intelligence officer, he needs to pack his bag and leave his unprepared bride for combat in Thailand.
When he arrives, Joi is assigned as his designated servant. He develops a fondness for the young woman, and he innocently sends a picture of Joi to his new bride. All hell breaks loose as Mitch finds himself torn between his military duties, and his duties as a husband.
3. Betrayal: A Novel of the Vietnam War (Fidelity Series: Book 2)
Betrayal: A Novel of the Vietnam War is a historical and romance novel that continues Mitch and Sharon's married life amidst the Vietnam War. Ground down by the harsh losses of his comrades, relentless missions, a rocky marriage, and his growing desire for Joi that he keeps on denying, Mitch is under physical and emotional strain than he could ever handle. Most especially because Sharon dismissed Joi despite her loyalty and devotion as a servant. Sharon has no idea that Joi has saved her life from grave danger, but when she finds out, she felt scared at what Joi could do. Upon returning to her old job, Joi faces her new reality when she is driven away by her cruel mamasan.
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