Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Aloha from Franco (Frank) Tramontano

Franco (Frank Tramontano and Richard Muglia (right), May 21, 2015
Richard Muglia spent the evening of May 21, 2015, celebrating the graduation of classmate Franco Tramontano's son Rocco (see photo below with POTUS) from the United States Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.  The picture above was taken at a house Franco rented in New London, CT,  so he could attend the graduation.  Franco, a long-time resident of Hawaii (he rocks a good Hawaiian shirt in this photo if you didn't notice), invited friends to a luau the night after the graduation.  According to Richard, there were two other Hawaiians in Rocco's class so there was a great feast that included native hula dancing led by Franco's daughter Nicole.

Franco moved to Hawaii in the mid-70s and taught there for many years.  Rocco will be stationed in Hawaii so the family will be reunited.

Richard hadn't seen Franco since the night before he and his family sailed for England in 1994 but he stayed in contact with Franco through the years.

By the way, we heard that Franco loves visitors so let me put this out there: 50th class reunion in the 50th state?  We've got a man on the ground in Hawaii who just might be able to help us.
Rocco Tramontano and President Barack Obama. Congratulations Rocco!