About Rube Waddell

Image_002Donald R. Waddell is a retired Air Force Colonel. Waddell prefers the nickname of “Rube” and writes under the nickname. Rube entered the Air Force through the Aviation Cadet Program and retired in 1975 after 23 years of service. He is married and currently lives in Panama City, Florida.Rube is a native North Carolinian and attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before entering the Air Force. Eventually, Rube graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History. He began writing after retiring from an assignment at the Pentagon. He also chose to follow his love of flying and built four experimental aircraft while living in airparks at Sandy Creek Airpark in Florida and at Eagle Neck Airpark in SE Georgia. He has written books on a variety of subjects which include tales of American POWs in SEAsia, German POWs in the U.S. during World War II, and injustice in our legal system. In his latest book, “Twisted Justice II”, he chose to focus on the injustices in our present legal system. Rube positions himself as an advocate against prosecutorial misconduct which eventuates into wrongful convictions.Wrongful convictions happen when a prosecutor has a ‘win-at-all-costs’ mentality and tosses ethics and justice aside. Those individuals caught in the grasp of a misguided prosecutor endure unspeakable hardships in our penal system. He believes all prosecutors must be held accountable for their actions.