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Michael J. Lombardo

Company F-2

25 Apr 1939 - 13 Sep 2011

Place of Death: Honolulu, HI

Inurned: National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, Oahu, HI

It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of  our Classmate, Mike Lombardo, on 13 September in Honolulu, HI, after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer.

Mike is survived his wife, Veronika; sons Michael, Alexander, and Johannes; and grandchildren, Erika, Nicholas, Anna, Tim, Sean, Daniel, and Ross.

Mike was inurned at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific – Punchbowl on September 30th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's memory may be made by mail to the Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Donor Services, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL  32256 or on-line at

Condolences may be sent to Veronika at 725 Kapiolani Boulevard, Apt 3103, Honolulu, HI  96813-6006.

 Well done, Mike.  Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\F-2 Mike Lombardo.pdf

Mike and I were roommates for part of Plebe Year and his positive attitude and sense of humor helped keep me going through some rough periods. His parents visited frequently on weekends and always left some great Italian food for us to enjoy. During the entire four years at West Point we became very close friends and I knew that Mike would have a successful career. Our careers never crossed and I regret that we lost touch with each other. Rest In Peace my dear friend Michael.

Bob Steege '61


In Memory of


April 25, 1939 - September 13, 2011

Michael John Lombardo, 72, of Honolulu, passed away on September 13, 2011 at home, after nine years of battling colon cancer. He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on April 25, 1939.
He is survived by his wife, Veronika Lombardo, sons, Michael, Alexander, and Johannes, and seven grandchildren, Erika, Nicholas, Anna, Tim, Sean, Daniel, and Ross.

Michael graduated from West Point in 1961 and served 24 years in the US Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His service included two different combat tours of Vietnam, with the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi in 1966-1967, and as a military adviser in Sadec from 1970-71. While at Cu Chi, Michael was awarded a Bronze Star.

Michael attended the MA and PhD programs in Chinese history and language at Georgetown University and entered the Defense Attache program. In 1980, he was posted to the American Consulate in Hong Kong as an attache and later as DIA's China desk officer.

After retiring from the Army in 1986, Michael started a Chinese translation business with some other retirees in Hong Kong. This business expanded over the years, and an office was set up in Honolulu. From that office, Michael was still working up until a week before he passed.

There will be an Inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Punchbowl on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project:

Arrangements under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu, HI.

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