Andrew Joseph Peloquin – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report:

Andrew Joseph Peloquin, 59, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran who also worked on satellite communications and control simulators for a defense contractor, died of metastatic bladder cancer June 5, 1999 at his home in Fairfax, Virginia.

Colonel Peloquin spent 21 years in the Air Force before retiring on medical disability in 1984. His final assignment was as chief of the military assistance program and Air Force attache to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

For about 11 years until 1997, he worked on the technical staff of American Systems Corp. in Chantilly and Crystal City.

Colonel Peloquin, who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, received a commission as an Air Force officer upon his graduation from the University of Minnesota. He flew 100 combat reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Later assignments took him to bases in the United States and England.

His military honors included the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters.

Survivors include his wife, Celeste Eileen Peloquin of Fairfax; two children, Stephanie P. McKelvain of Ocoee, Fla., and Keith A. Peloquin of Wichita; and two grandchildren.


On June 5, 1999 at his residence, ANDREW JOSEPH PELOQUIN of Fairfax, VA. Husband of Eileen Peloquin; father of Stephanie Peloquin McKelvain and Keith A. Peloquin; brother of Dr. George (Sharon) Peloquin and Cherrie Peloquin; grandfather of Madeleine Marie and John (Jack) McKelvain. . Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, PO Box 922, Falls Church, VA 22040-0922.

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