Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Loving the digital age

Posted by John McHale

I know I'm not alone when I say I've wasted more than few hours surfing on Facebook, the popular online community. It's fun reconnecting with old friends from high school, even ex-girlfriends are popping out of the woodwork.

However, last week, I was bit blown away by a recent Facebook friend request. A woman I didn't recognize added me and asked me if I was the John McHale who wrote a blog on Veterans Day last year about his cousin Steven Caucci, who died in Vietnam.

Turns out she's married to his nephew, a cousin I haven't seen in nearly 30 years. She was just Googling the last name, checking for family histories, and up came my blog.

In the blog I talked about how I visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington and found his name. I was an infant when he died, but my mother still speaks of Steven.

I think it's pretty wild that I wrote it three months ago on Veteran's Day and long lost family finds it on a Google search.

Anyway, I just wanted to share because I think it's a wonderful example of what the Internet can do to link people together... let alone the MilAero Blog.

Had to throw in the last line...

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