I know there are about a dozen or so people from Norwood, Mass. on this rock. I wish you could call them together on Christmas Day between 1100 and 1200 at the Victory USO (main Moor). I’ll buy their dinner.”

When the above notice appeared in “Miss Fix-its” column In the Honolulu (Hawaii) Advertiser over the signature o£ Sgt Charlie Santoro of Norwood, 14 Norwood-ites on the island at the time accepted the invitation and staged a gala reunion Christmas Day. The boys pictured here, arc (back row. left to right) Michael Elias, Pat Walsh, A Bolway, E. B Armour, J Colantonio, J F Fitzgerald and R Eklund. Middle row Michael Folan and the host, Sgt. Santoro. Front row Bill Stanewick, George Tomm, A. Gugliotta, Clifford Waite, Walter Sword, and Wesley McManus.

To help the cause along Miss Fixit had appended the following commentary to Charlie s published invitation-

“What a grand guy you arc Sarge. 1 hope you have the grandest Christmas ever — people like you usually do. Hey fellas here’s a real Kinfolk for you, right from your own hometown . Better hit the road and meet him.”

They did.