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LTC Theodore John Mandro III, one of US Army’s lead authorities on space-based intelligence

LTC Theodore John Mandro III of Woodbridge, VA passed away on September 7, 2017.

Ted was born in New Haven, CT on February 20, 1950. He was the son of retired Air Force Lt. Col. Theodore J. Mandro Jr. and Elaine (Marc Aurele) Mandro, who have preceded him in death.

Ted graduated from West Haven High School in West Haven, CT, in 1968.  He then attended Norwich University in Northfield, VT where he earned a degree in History Education in 1972. Following graduation, Ted went on active duty in the US Army as an officer in the Military Intelligence Branch. He continued his education, earning a Master’s Degree in History from Georgetown University in 1981.

His military career took him to Fort Huachuca, AZ, then Fort Bragg, NC where he met his wife, Bobbie.  His tours of duty included service in the Pentagon, South Korea, and Fort Lee, VA, then, back to the Pentagon. 

After 23 years of service, he retired from the Army to work for the government in the Pentagon.  Ted was known throughout the Pentagon as one of the Army’s lead authorities on space-based intelligence, advising senior Army, Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense leaders.

His appreciation of history nurtured his interest in Military History especially the Civil War and WWI. He toured Civil War battlefields and encampment sites. In later years, he took annual trips to France and Belgium to tour the battlefields of WWI. 

As a great believer in preserving our nation’s military history, Ted joined the Board of Directors of The Museum of Valor more than 15 years ago. The Museum of Valor is a charitable organization with the mission of preserving and honoring the military history of the United States by caring for a large collection of military uniforms and memorabilia that is used for educational exhibits and programs.

Ted was always so willing to lend a hand and do what he could for his family, friends and neighbors.  He was a loving husband, proud father, caring brother, loyal friend and horse lover.

Ted leaves behind his loving wife of 42 years, Bobbie and their daughter, Jackie Moore and her husband R.J., his brother Marc Mandro and his wife Carol and their sons Kevin and Kyle, and pets, Kaffy, Lucky and Rosie (granddog).

In lieu of flowers, Ted would want donations to be made to the Museum of Valor, which is totally supported by donations. (501 (c)(3))  Address:  The Museum of Valor,  P.O. Box 1797, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

The viewing will be Sept. 22, 2017 at the Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Funeral services will be Sept. 23, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, date to be announced.

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