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The Hero Sandwich – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Double D Thomas Calabrese –There is an old saying that basically goes like this. ‘War is interminable boredom punctuated by moments of terror’.  Without getting too verbose or belaboring the point, that is a fairly accurate assessment. Glenn Garrison, Wyatt Pickett and Gary Foster had just arrived in South Vietnam, and after being quickly processed […]

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Humor is my Weapon of Choice – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Others in my arsenal Mason Thorne had a little bit of an attitude, a combination of confidence and self-importance. Things came too easy for the charismatic teenager, and that was his biggest problem. He was intelligent, good looking, an excellent athlete and people liked being around him. His mother, Kristin, and father, Tyler, did their […]

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Simple Isn’t The Same As Easy -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 16, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

It is Called Effort Thomas Calabrese –Santino ‘Sonny’ Contino was a young boy growing up in the Southside of Brockton, Massachusetts. His family lived next door to Pierino and Pasqualina Marchegiano and their children Louis, Peter, Alice, Concetta, Elizabeth and Rocco. Rocco would later become known as Rocky Marciano, undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. […]

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Rendezvous In Our Dream -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 10, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Best of Both Worlds Thomas Calabrese — Bill Gault was an Oceanside Police Officer and a single father. His wife, Katie passed away unexpectedly in 2012 from a pulmonary embolism. Usually there are symptoms associated with this medical condition like indigestion, leg pain or shortness of breath, but Katie experienced none of these. She had […]

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Low Profile Philosophy – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 3, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

High Value Target Thomas Calabrese –If you wanted to get rich in a hurry and did not have any marketable skills or talents and wasn’t too honest, politics might be a good selection. You start off by making campaign promises that everything is somebody else’s fault and you can solve it all with your superior […]

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Herk the Merc. – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 26, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

The light was on again Thomas Calabrese — Conner Herkimer was born in Oceanside, California. He was the middle child of Dan and Kim Herkimer. He had an older sister, Lisa and a younger brother, Greg. Like many middle children, Conner often faded into the background. It didn’t help that Lisa was an overachiever in […]

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World Vigilantes – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 20, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

No Mercy for the Merciless Thomas Calabrese — The one thousand acre property was located in Northern Israel not far from the city of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. It had been the site of a resort and convention complex until it was purchased by a secret organization of wealthy investors for one billion […]

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Reasoning – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 13, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Well-Placed Bullet Thomas Calabrese — Jeff Connelly was born at the Tri City Medical Center. His father Mark was a former Marine and a current homicide detective with the Oceanside Police Department. His mother, Sandra was a science and biology teacher at Mira Costa Junior College. It was an interesting and nurturing background for the […]

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Death Angel of Ukraine – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 6, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Rushing For Russians Thomas Calabrese –Retired Air Force pilot Colonel Danny ‘Reaper’ Kozak spent 28 years in the military flying fighter jets. He was stationed all over the world and flew in conflicts against some of the best foreign pilots in the world and defeated them all. Danny did a tour of duty as squadron […]

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The Park View – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 26, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Change of Perspective Thomas Calabrese — Average rents rose 14 percent in 2021, to $1,877 a month, with cities like Austin, New York and Miami notching increases of as much as 40 percent, and Americans can expect rents to rise by another 10 percent in 2022. San Diego County is one of the most expensive places to […]

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Fools Follow Liars -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 20, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

Lead The Way, Marine Thomas Calabrese –John Lupo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the son of an Italian father and a Mexican mother. His family legally immigrated to Oceanside, California in 1992 when he was a young boy. After graduating from high school he got a job working for Waste Management washing garbage trucks. After […]

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Close Shave -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 13, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

Waited His Turn Thomas Calabrese –It had been a rough sixteen days for U.S. Marshal Cole Devlin. He was ordered to take infamous and ruthless bank robber Nicodemus Carp from Escondido to San Juan Capistrano for trial. It was not a totally uneventful journey as Carp was as mean and unpredictable as a young rattlesnake. […]

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Key In Kiev – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  February 5, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  8 Comments

No Crying in Crimea Thomas Calabrese — In January 2022, the Russian government deployed saboteurs to eastern Ukraine to stage a fabricated ‘false flag’ attack on Russian proxy separatists in eastern Donetsk and Luhansk to provide Putin with a pretext for a renewed invasion of Ukraine. Russia has spoken of a “moment of truth” in […]

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Freed My Spirit – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 29, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  5 Comments

Came Along For the Ride Thomas Calabrese –Staff Sergeant Mike Randall served fourteen years in the Marine Corps and during that time period he had six deployments to Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for gallantry and bravery in combat. During his last deployment, Mike suffered a traumatic brain injury when […]

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Follow The Numbers – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  4 Comments

Common Denominator Thomas Calabrese — Russell Castle was a gifted mathematician, who used computational techniques, algorithms and computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems by reducing elements to mathematical variables with alternative solutions.  His wife, Jennifer was a practitioner of numerology, the mystical relationship between numbers and coinciding events. It is also […]

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Don’t Cry In The Popcorn – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 15, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Mr. Sensitive Thomas Calabrese–Garch Holman was born in Akron, Ohio, but he was far from being a normal Midwestern boy. His father Jacob ‘Jake’ was a true adventurer. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his separation from the military, Jake traveled overseas and joined the […]

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Some Are Better – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 8, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

On Any Given Day Thomas Calabrese — Senator Roscoe Terwilliger was probably the most corrupt politician that ever served in the American government. That dubious distinction did not come without years of betrayal of the public trust. Roscoe parked his worthless carcass at the public trough and filled his pockets and off-shore bank accounts with […]

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Cancelled Flights Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Eve of Destruction Thomas Calabrese –Delta Force is organized into 4 Squadrons. Each squadron is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. There are four teams in a squadron and each one has a team leader. The rank of a team leader is either a Master Sergeant (E-8) or Sergeant First Class (E-7). Sergeant First Class Frank […]

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Day After Christmas – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 25, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Don’t Take The Lights Down Yet Thomas Calabrese –Gesperino Paconi was a three-year-old boy from Cassalieri, Italy, when he came to America. His father, Mario was hired by the owners of the Jameson Canyon Winery in Napa, California to become their head vintner. The pay was excellent and housing was included in their generous offer […]

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Cheap Beer and Old Stories – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  December 18, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Old Veterans, New Battles Thomas Calabrese –Cord Brannigan grew up in Fallbrook, California. When he was fourteen-years-old, Cord got a part-time job at American Legion Post 329 doing clean-up and helping out during activities at the center. It wasn’t that he enjoyed the work that much, it was mundane and mostly uninteresting, it was more […]

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