All in the uniform of the U.S. military. All from Oneonta and all together, unexpectedly and for a brief time, in a place about as far away from our city as you could find on a map in 1944.
Oh, and by the way. Before A.M. Learned signed up to fight in the war, he was the city editor of the newspaper you are now holding in your hand or reading online.
Sweet reunions, to be sure.
Merry Christmas and joyous holidays, everybody.
I’ll catch you next year ...
“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find him on Facebook by searching “Big Chuck.” He invites you to contact him at email@example.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/bigchuck.