Small world Posted by: McQ
on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Blogger's Roundtable had a LTC on today who discussed how the biometric data base was being put together, administered and used in Iraq. Usually not something I'd be that interested in, but the LTC's name was what drew me to the call. John Velliquette Jr.
I served with a CW3 John Velliquette years and years ago in Korea. Good man, good soldier.
I clicked on the email from the Roundtable announcing the call and then clicked on the pdf with Velliquette's bio and picture. Looking at that pic, I figured it had to be his son. But I still had to know. So I sat in on the call and when my turn to ask a question came, I prefaced it by saying it was a personal question and then told him about serving with a CW3 Velliquette and asked if he was any relation?
As expected, LTC Velliquette is Chief Velliquette's son. He's going to pass along the contact (as it turns out, he's leaving Iraq tomorrow) and hopefully I'll hear from a long lost friend.