Don Pedersen was an engineering manager, project manager, and emergency planning manager with Xcel Energy until he retired in 2011. He has been a member of the Plymouth Community Emergency Response Team from its 2008 formation through 2018 and is an Adopt-A-Park volunteer. He received the Plymouth Police Chief’s Award in 2017. Don is a lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a pilot in the US Air Force during his service from 1971 through 1976. Don flew airlift supporting our Vietnam POWs returning home, supporting Israel in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, and evacuating Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. He is a public speaker for Twin Cities Public TV in its Minnesota Remembers the Vietnam War Library Series. Don is a docent at the Wings of the North Museum on Flying Cloud Airport.