Harold "Pete" W. Todd

January 17, 1938February 23, 2013

Major General Harold W. (Pete) Todd, USAF (Ret) passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 23, 2013. He was a longtime Colorado Springs resident and was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Wendy Yvonne Todd. He is survived by his two brothers, Richard T. and Arthur F., and four sons, Kenneth J., Stephen D., Joseph M. and Mark A.; ; two daughters, Hellen J. Wilson and Michelle M. Adams; ; two stepsons, James K. Mills and Timothy S. Emerson; and a stepdaughter, Jamie Y. White. General Todd was born in 1938 in Chicago, and graduated from Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. in 1955. Shortly thereafter he entered the first class of the Air Force Academy, which was temporarily located at Lowry AF Base, prior to moving to its eventual home in Colorado Springs. Cadet Todd graduated with a Bachelor of Science and commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1959. He holds the distinction of being the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to attain the rank of Brigadier General, on Dec 1, 1978. He was promoted to Major General on July 1, 1982.

General Todd served during the Vietnam War as a B-52 pilot, flying 156 combat missions and was subsequently awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for his service. He retired in June of 1989 with 30 years of service. During his semi-retirement, he consulted with the Swedish Air Force and served as President of the National Stroke Association. He also proudly served as President of the 307th Bomb Wing Association and was an active member of the USAF Association of Graduates.

General Todd will be mostly remembered for his keen intellect and wicked sense of humor. He was compassionate and accepting to all he met and was a role model and inspiration to all who knew him. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at the USAF Academy Cadet Protestant Chapel, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 8, 2013

Harold "Pete" W. Todd

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James O'Rourke

June 9, 2014

General Todd: You were a friend, a colleague, a confidant, and a prince of a guy. Thank you so much for all you did for my Air Force career, for the United States Air Force, and for the people of this nation. Pam and I will always remember the friendship and kindness you and Wendy showed to Pam and me. James S. O'Rourke, IV, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.)

June 4, 2014

Getting to know you and Wendy at Maxwell AFB will always remain with us for a long time. Rest in peace.
Gloria &Lew

Oliver Scofield

March 26, 2014

Missing you as much Pete as a year ago. So grateful to have known you if only for a short period. Think of you often and am glad to have known you and Wendy! Oliver and Michael

Wally Whitehurst

October 15, 2013

Rest in peace, "Pete". It was wonderful seeing you again at our 307th Bomb Wing reunion here in Lincoln not long ago. I remember the good times we had at the old Lincoln Air Force Base here.

Wally & Peggy Whitehurst

Elgin HUNT

March 18, 2013

General Todd was my commander at McChord AFB in 1980 - 1082. We all respected him and thought he was a great person to work for and great role model. I am very sorry for your family's loss, as he was a great leader.

Joan Quinn Eastman

March 16, 2013

May you rest in peace General Todd. Thank you for your service to our country and for the great friendship of our families. My condolences to all the Todd friends and family. Our country has lost one of our heros.

Michelle Adams

March 11, 2013

I love you Dad. You are my hero!!!


March 11, 2013

I miss you Daddy! Deeply. Love Michelle

March 11, 2013

WE love and miss you Grandpa! Love Dylan and Jessie

March 10, 2013

I miss you so much Daddy! It still does not seem real to me that you are not here. I Love you! You are my hero.