ONLINE: Third Tuesday Author: Angelica "Angel" Pilato
Join Lt. Col. Angelica "Angel" Pilato on Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm as she takes you back to the Sixties, one of the most turbulent times in modern history. An unpopular war is raging, students are protesting, black neighborhoods are on fire, and women are demanding equality. Angel tells how these events affected her and her decision to join the Air Force. Registration details below.
As the first woman Air Force officer assigned to manage an Officers’ Club and the first to run one on a fighter pilot base in Southeast Asia, she gives a unique perspective of the war.
In her memoir, Angel’s Truck Stop, A Woman’s Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War, she recounts starting out as a starry-eyed idealist only to realize that she’s going to have to learn how to manage the conflicts, challenges and choices she faces in her trailblazing position.
Copies of the book are available for purchase at www.angelstruckstop.com. 10% of book sales go to removing UXO (unexploded ordnance) in Southeast Asia (Laos).
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About the Author: Angelica ‘Angel’ Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), Ph.D.
Dr. Pilato served more than five and a half years on active duty in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. After Angel returned to civilian life, she transitioned to the Air Force Reserve as a training specialist and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Born in Rochester, New York, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her doctorate on an EPDA Fellowship from Oregon State University. She has held management positions at a Fortune 500 company, a top-10 Northwest University, was a teacher at a vocational school and an adjunct professor at several universities. Her last position before retiring to complete her memoir was at the Meals-On-Wheels People as Donor Relations Director. Angel is a Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow, a Life Member of Veteran of Foreign Wars and Red River Fighter Pilots Assoc. (River Rats) and a private pilot. She has given this talk from Coast to Coast. She resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon.