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Aaron Sandoval (30th c.)

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| image = Aaron Sandoval.jpg
| caption = Aaron Sandoval| name = Aaron Sandoval| birthdate = [[2962]]<ref name=HDp182>''House Davion (The Federated Suns)'', p. 182</ref>
| died = [[3048]]
| othernames =
| affiliation = [[House Sandoval]]
| profession = [[Duke of Robinson]]
| parents = [[Benjamin Sandoval]] (father)<ref name=HDp182/>
| siblings = Two older brothers<br/>[[Valentine Sandoval]]
| spouse = [[Jessica Danforth]] <ref name=HDp182/>
| children = [[James Sandoval]]<br/>[[David Sandoval (31st c.)|David Sandoval]]<br/>[[Talbot Sandoval]]<br/>[[Jessica Sandoval]]<br/>[[Katheryn Sandoval]]
'''Aaron Sandoval''' - (born [[2962]]<ref name=HDp182>''House Davion (The Federated Suns)'', p. 182</ref> - died [[3048]]<ref>''Field Manual: Federated Suns'', p. 32 - "James Dassert Sandoval profile" - delay in ducal title being transferred to his son James.</ref>) is a [[Federated Suns]] nobleman and [[March Lord]] of the [[Draconis March]]. He began his military career as an enlisted armor commander but would later command a regiment of [[BattleMechs]].
Duke Sandoval is characterized as politically ambitious whose loyalties lie primarily in the Draconis March and preserving it from [[Draconis Combine]] aggression.
===Early Life and Military Career===
Born at Castle Sandoval on Robinson, he is the third son of Duke Benjamin Sandoval. During his childhood and early teenage years, Aaron endured his father's harsh disciplinary and over-bearing moralistic ways. Aaron grew at odds with his upbringing and ran away to join the [[Armed Forces of the Federated Suns]] at the tender age of 16 under an assumed identity.<ref name=HDp182/>
In the AFFS, he trained to become a tanker and was eventually assigned to the [[159th Galax Heavy Tank Regiment]] in [[2979]]. Aaron's perseverance and exceptional skills in armored vehicles led to his promotion to the rank of [[Sergeant Major]] where he would command a [[Partisan]] tank.<ref name=HDp182/>
In [[2982]], Aaron would meet his future wife, a tank driver named Corporal Jessica Danforth. She hailed from a poor family from the world of [[Broken Wheel]]. She had been assigned to Aaron's tank and they both fell in love. However, early regulations did not permit individuals having a relationship while serving in the same unit, so Jessica was reassigned to a different tank.<ref name=HDp182/>
Later that year, the 159th was attached to the [[15th Avalon Hussars]]. The regiment was then on an offensive mission to the world of [[Rio]], to battle against the [[Capellan Confederation]]. During the battle, Jessica's tank was threatened by a Capellan ''[[Marauder]]''. Seeing her in mortal danger, Aaron took his tank from its hiding spot and placed his tank in the path of the enemy BattleMech. He fired all its weaponry in hoping to distract the 'Mech from Jessica's tank. Most of his shots missed the target, however Aaron was successful in gaining the attention of the ''Marauder''. The 'Mech unloaded its arsenal into Aaron's tank, rendering his Tank into a wreckage. <ref name=HDp182/>
Gravely wounded, losing both of his legs from the action<ref name=HDp182/>, his father heard of his whereabouts and his heroic actions on Rio. He had his unconscious son and lover Jessica brought to Robinson to recover. When Aaron awoke from his coma, he learned that his father had been searching for him for two years. He soon discovered that his older brother had died in a [[DropShip]] accident and that he was now the heir to the Dukedom of Robinson. His father had accidentally discovered what had happened to him after seeing a new vid of his actions with the 159th Galax.<ref name=HDp182/>
===Love, Marriage, and Politics===