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Brigadier General Don Bolduc is a true American hero. During a 36-year career with the US Army he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, and two Purple Hearts. He led one of the first groups in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, riding on horseback to take control of the southern Afghan region from the Taliban. He also survived both a helicopter crash and a 2,000-pound bomb inadvertently targeted on his position. His services then included assignments as Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Component Commander in Afghanistan, as Deputy Director for US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and as Special Operations Command-Africa (COMSOCAFRICA).

General Bolduc was awarded the Defense Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device and numerous awards from our allies.

After returning home to New Hampshire, General Bolduc became a tireless advocate to combat the stigma around and treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTS). He was one of the few senior military officers and the only active duty general officer on record at the time to discuss his own struggles with PTS.

His leadership on this issue and others earned him the nickname of “Captain America” and “Everyone’s General” by his fellow officers and soldiers.

Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General

Donald Bolduc

Brigadier General Don Bolduc is a true American hero. During a 36-year career with the US Army he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, and two Purple Hearts. He led one of the first groups in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, riding on horseback to take control of the southern Afghan region from the Taliban. He also survived both a helicopter crash and a 2,000-pound bomb inadvertently targeted on his position. His services then included assignments as Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Component Commander in Afghanistan, as Deputy Director for US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and as Special Operations Command-Africa (COMSOCAFRICA).

General Bolduc was awarded the Defense Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device and numerous awards from our allies.

After returning home to New Hampshire, General Bolduc became a tireless advocate to combat the stigma around and treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTS). He was one of the few senior military officers and the only active duty general officer on record at the time to discuss his own struggles with PTS.

His leadership on this issue and others earned him the nickname of “Captain America” and “Everyone’s General” by his fellow officers and soldiers.

Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He’s also a man who escaped oppression, found his dream profession as a Hollywood actor, and then paid it all forward by returning to Afghanistan wearing the uniform of his adopted country.

As a teenager in Kabul, Fazli saw his country turned traumatized by a 1979 Soviet invasion. He made a harrowing and dramatic escape to Pakistan with his father and brother, where he waited in line for two years to come to America legally as a refugee.

In America Fazli studied hard to learn English and became a citizen. He followed his acting dream to Hollywood, where he’d play roles in 50 movie projects, working with the world’s top actors. But in 2009 he returned to Afghanistan as a combat interpreter with the U.S. Marines, where he was so effective at bringing together Americans and Afghans that the Taliban put a price on his head. While in Helmand Province Fazli met USMC LtCol Mike Moffett, with whom he later co-authored FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back, which received the Gold Medal for Biography from the Military Writers Society of America.

Afghan-American Actor and Combat Interpreter

Fahim Fazli

Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He’s also a man who escaped oppression, found his dream profession as a Hollywood actor, and then paid it all forward by returning to Afghanistan wearing the uniform of his adopted country.

As a teenager in Kabul, Fazli saw his country turned traumatized by a 1979 Soviet invasion. He made a harrowing and dramatic escape to Pakistan with his father and brother, where he waited in line for two years to come to America legally as a refugee.

In America Fazli studied hard to learn English and became a citizen. He followed his acting dream to Hollywood, where he’d play roles in 50 movie projects, working with the world’s top actors. But in 2009 he returned to Afghanistan as a combat interpreter with the U.S. Marines, where he was so effective at bringing together Americans and Afghans that the Taliban put a price on his head. While in Helmand Province Fazli met USMC LtCol Mike Moffett, with whom he later co-authored FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back, which received the Gold Medal for Biography from the Military Writers Society of America.

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Moffett (USMCR, ret) is a retired professor, author, and former New Hampshire State Representative who commanded a ground unit during Operation Desert Storm. After the 9/11 attacks he served as an operations officer at Central Command for General Tommy Franks, where he helped track the secret exploits of the special forces “Horse Soldiers” in Afghanistan. He later deployed to Afghanistan himself on a special assignment, where he met combat interpreter Fahim Fazli, with whom he later collaborated on an award-winning book. Moffett currently resides in New Hampshire where he still teaches part-time while also serving as a columnist, a Civil Air Patrol officer, and a volunteer with service and veterans organizations.

Lieutenant Colonel (USMCR, ret)

Mike Moffett

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Moffett (USMCR, ret) is a retired professor, author, and former New Hampshire State Representative who commanded a ground unit during Operation Desert Storm. After the 9/11 attacks he served as an operations officer at Central Command for General Tommy Franks, where he helped track the secret exploits of the special forces “Horse Soldiers” in Afghanistan. He later deployed to Afghanistan himself on a special assignment, where he met combat interpreter Fahim Fazli, with whom he later collaborated on an award-winning book. Moffett currently resides in New Hampshire where he still teaches part-time while also serving as a columnist, a Civil Air Patrol officer, and a volunteer with service and veterans organizations.

Peinado Construction is Helicopters for Heroes namesake event 2020 title Sponsor

Mr. Frank “Teddy” Peinado is the son of a Mexican National Immigrant who escaped Coyachic, Chihuahua Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Upon arriving in the United States, Mr. Peinado’s father, Emilio Peinado, demonstrated the importance of education to his children by not only being the first of 11 children to graduate from The Texas College of Mines, now UTEP, as a Mexican immigrant, but by also being a member of the board of trusties of the El Paso Independent School District.

At a young age, Mr. Peinado has always been fascinated with the military and its history, so he attended New Mexico Military Institute with the hope of attending West Point for College. Unfortunately, his father passed away his senior year, so he transferred back to El Paso and decided to attend Texas A&M into the Core of Cadets where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science and his Master’s Degree in Construction Management.

Mr. Peinado’s love for construction came from visiting construction sites with his father, who was the largest Residential and Commercial Developer and Contractor in the southwest and was also known outside the United States for his engineering work in Brazil and Mexico.

In 1982, Mr. Peinado started working for Jordan Nobles Construction during the summers while attending University. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Peinado took a job with Perini Construction, constructing hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, NV. After getting homesick, Mr. Peinado returned to El Paso and worked for CF Jordan Construction, where he began his career with Tilt Wall, building throughout El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. He worked his way up to Executive Vice President for CF Jordan before moving to Dallas, TX in 2000, opening Panattoni Construction’s office as the Southwest Regional Vice President. Mr. Peinado later worked for publicly traded Duke Realty and ran Duke Construction for the Central United States where he served as Senior Vice President.

At the downturn of the economy in 2008, Mr. Peinado took a gamble by venturing out on his own and starting Peinado Construction. Using his experience working for larger companies, Mr. Peinado wanted FA Peinado, LLC to provide a more specialized, client-centered services adding value to and expediting the delivery of each project, with exceptional quality and safety.

Peinado Construction is a Premier Design-Build General Contractor specializing in tilt wall Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution Centers, Medical Office, Data Centers and Class A & Value Office, while also offering Tenant Interior finish out services. With operations in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Peinado Construction is responsible for delivering approximately 50,000,000 square feet of “Tilt Wall” facilities in Texas. The Peinado team is a “specialty-type” service provider, fulfilling the unique requirements of the Developer and Corporate Real Estate sectors. The extensive team experience of the key associates combines backgrounds representing the commercial general contractor, industrial and office developer and design-build provider.

Mr. Peinado excitement for life and generosity has created a work environment that his team members enjoy being a part of and is reflected though the company’s success. Since 2008, Peinado Construction has put in place about $1.3 billion worth of commercial tilt wall projects, 9,700,000 square feet at DFW International Airport alone, and our current “under contract” amount is $335,000,000.

Peinado Construction holds the following certifications:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)
  • Hispanic American Business Enterprise & Minority Business Enterprise (HABE/MBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certified (SCTRCA)
  • Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) and the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)
President, FA Peinado, LLC

Frank “Teddy” Peinado

Peinado Construction is Helicopters for Heroes namesake event 2020 title Sponsor

Mr. Frank “Teddy” Peinado is the son of a Mexican National Immigrant who escaped Coyachic, Chihuahua Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Upon arriving in the United States, Mr. Peinado’s father, Emilio Peinado, demonstrated the importance of education to his children by not only being the first of 11 children to graduate from The Texas College of Mines, now UTEP, as a Mexican immigrant, but by also being a member of the board of trusties of the El Paso Independent School District.

At a young age, Mr. Peinado has always been fascinated with the military and its history, so he attended New Mexico Military Institute with the hope of attending West Point for College. Unfortunately, his father passed away his senior year, so he transferred back to El Paso and decided to attend Texas A&M into the Core of Cadets where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science and his Master’s Degree in Construction Management.

Mr. Peinado’s love for construction came from visiting construction sites with his father, who was the largest Residential and Commercial Developer and Contractor in the southwest and was also known outside the United States for his engineering work in Brazil and Mexico.

In 1982, Mr. Peinado started working for Jordan Nobles Construction during the summers while attending University. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Peinado took a job with Perini Construction, constructing hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, NV. After getting homesick, Mr. Peinado returned to El Paso and worked for CF Jordan Construction, where he began his career with Tilt Wall, building throughout El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. He worked his way up to Executive Vice President for CF Jordan before moving to Dallas, TX in 2000, opening Panattoni Construction’s office as the Southwest Regional Vice President. Mr. Peinado later worked for publicly traded Duke Realty and ran Duke Construction for the Central United States where he served as Senior Vice President.

At the downturn of the economy in 2008, Mr. Peinado took a gamble by venturing out on his own and starting Peinado Construction. Using his experience working for larger companies, Mr. Peinado wanted FA Peinado, LLC to provide a more specialized, client-centered services adding value to and expediting the delivery of each project, with exceptional quality and safety.

Peinado Construction is a Premier Design-Build General Contractor specializing in tilt wall Industrial, Manufacturing, Distribution Centers, Medical Office, Data Centers and Class A & Value Office, while also offering Tenant Interior finish out services. With operations in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Peinado Construction is responsible for delivering approximately 50,000,000 square feet of “Tilt Wall” facilities in Texas. The Peinado team is a “specialty-type” service provider, fulfilling the unique requirements of the Developer and Corporate Real Estate sectors. The extensive team experience of the key associates combines backgrounds representing the commercial general contractor, industrial and office developer and design-build provider.

Mr. Peinado excitement for life and generosity has created a work environment that his team members enjoy being a part of and is reflected though the company’s success. Since 2008, Peinado Construction has put in place about $1.3 billion worth of commercial tilt wall projects, 9,700,000 square feet at DFW International Airport alone, and our current “under contract” amount is $335,000,000.

Peinado Construction holds the following certifications:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA)
  • Hispanic American Business Enterprise & Minority Business Enterprise (HABE/MBE) by the South Central Texas Regional Certified (SCTRCA)
  • Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) and the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Historically Underutilized Business Program (HUB)

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