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Rampaging Ranger – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 24, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

All Things Are Possible Thomas Calabrese –Jack Briggs was born with a vivid imagination and nothing ever seemed too unrealistic or implausible to him as images and scenarios were constantly appearing in his mind. Creating stories in his mind soon became his hobby and coping mechanism when the world got too much for him to […]

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Ran To A Legacy – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 17, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

The Will Must Be Greater Than the Skill Thomas Calabrese –Steve Leone was only five years old when his father, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant John Leone was killed during deployment on Okinawa, Japan. A massive typhoon had hit the island and many of the Marines stationed at Camp Hansen volunteered to help the locals during […]

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Rogue Lightning -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Good Handyman Thomas Calabrese–Rogue Lightning is often called dry lightning, even though there is actually rain, it is just too high in the sky for us to feel it. On this particular day the temperature was hovering around 90 degrees on the beach even at 0700 hours as a high pressure cell blanketed California and […]

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Purgatory Junction – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 4, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Another Mission Thomas Calabrese– The withdrawal from Afghanistan was a major military blunder and immense failure of leadership at the highest level. It was a national disgrace and a grievous insult to those who served, died or were seriously wounded in the conflict. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Spencer Quinn served five deployments in the war […]

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Gray Hat Hacker – Thomas Calabrese

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

Government of the People Thomas Calabrese–Cordino’s was a small family restaurant in Vista, California. It specialized in Italian cuisine and was owned and operated by Vito and Elena Cordino. The eatery was located on South Santa Fe Drive and built quite a reputation for the place to go for excellent food and great service at […]

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Emphatically Clear -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 14, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Swamp Fighter Thomas Calabrese –Ray Trent was a seasoned combat veteran and a dangerous weapon. He had been in the Navy Seals for nine years and fought in some of the most dangerous places in the world. He loved his country and knew what threats existed in the United States and throughout the world was […]

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The Beagles Are Calling – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 7, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  17 Comments

To Bestow his Heart Thomas Calabrese — The USDA foreign landholdings report from 2020 shows Chinese investors own 266 parcels of United States land totaling 194,179 acres. Joint U.S-Chinese projects also combine for another 157,961 acres. The report for 2020 has been delayed several times and many concerned Americans believe that Chinese holdings are now somewhere […]

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Tip of the Spear – Thomas calabrese

By   /  July 30, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Thomas Calabrese–Jennifer Salter was born on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. The youngest child of Colonel Robert Salter. Going back to World War I, someone in the Salter family had served in the military. It wasn’t that it was demanded or expected of them, but growing up in an environment where God, family and country […]

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When You’re Good To Others – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

You’re Best to Yourself Thomas Calabrese — Nick Lane’s greatest strength was also his greatest weakness. He was steadfast, loyal and even relentless when someone else was in trouble, but extremely uncomfortable with exposing any of his own vulnerabilities. As child, he always felt more at ease helping his friends than having them assist him. […]

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Defenders of the Gateway -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 17, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Greater is he who can rule his spirit Thomas Calabrese — Seven angels or archangels correspond to days of the week: Michael (Sunday), Gabriel (Monday), Uriel (Tuesday), Raphael (Wednesday), Selaphiel (Thursday), Raguel or Jegudiel (Friday), and Barachiel (Saturday). You might assume that with a name like Mike Sunday, something unusual was destined to happen to this […]

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Beauty Is The Beast – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 9, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Unlawful Orders Thomas Calabrese –Naval Captain Ron Raintree was a full–blooded Kiowa Indian and his wife Rosemary Russo was Italian, one set of grandparents emigrated from Palermo, Sicily and the other were from Naples, Italy. Ron and Rosemary met at Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri and dated during their senior year. They agreed […]

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No Whine – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 2, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

A Time to Toughen Up Thomas Calabrese –Eleanor’s Café was located on Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside California. Eleanor Vistarino was the widow of retired Marine, Eddie Vistarino, who died 10 years ago from a heart attack. The décor of beachside café was casual and the walls were decorated with military memorabilia going back to the […]

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Never Hang Justice From The Gallows -Thomas Calabrese

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

 Abyss of Retribution Thomas Calabrese – Pueblo, Colorado is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, 112 miles south of Denver. Morgan Trask owned a 75,000 acre ranch in the area and was basically the law in the area. Even though Sheriff Bud Spicer was supposedly a public servant and was sworn to enforce the […]

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Surviving with Style Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 19, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

A life of quiet inspiration Great thoughts sometimes come from a common mind, Greats actions often come from an honorable heart- Thomas Calabrese Zoey Logan grew up in Oceanside, California. Her parents separated when she was two-years old and divorced several years later. Her father Cooper Logan was a larger-than-life kind of guy, an adrenalin […]

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Condor -Thomas Calabrese

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

Ten Bogeys Thomas Calabrese–Scoring a condor is the rarest event in golf. This is normally a hole in one at a par five or a two at a par six would also count, but this has never been done. Only five condors have ever been recorded. A bogey means one over par or in military jargon, an enemy aircraft […]

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Blame It on the Bossanova -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 5, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Kansas City Joe and Manila John Thomas Calabrese –Joe Bossanova was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 4, 1917. He was fifth of eight children. His father, Pietro emigrated from Palermo and his mother was from Catania. Both cities are in Sicily. Joe attended St. John the Baptist Parochial School before attending De La […]

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 A Miracle was Warranted -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 29, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

“I get a lot of my angels from the military.…” Thomas Calabrese–American forces got hit hard in Vietnam in February of 1968 in what became known as the Tet Offensive. Captain Mark Torrey was flying his U-H1 D Huey on three missions a day, doing medivac and combat resupply runs for Marines during the battle for Huế. Twenty […]

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J.J. McTavish – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 21, 2022  /  Local, The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Are you looking at me? Thomas Calabrese — Roy Trent grew up in Gladstone, Missouri, a small town located 15 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri.  His father, Ray owned a small heating and air conditioning business. It was a family enterprise that employed his mother, sister, older brother and an uncle. It was a […]

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Marine Father Knows Best -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 14, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Lessons Learned the Hard Way Thomas Calabrese –The Granderson Family lived on Mayfield Lane in San Marcos. Jim Granderson retired from the Marine Corps after 27 years of distinguished service with the rank of Sergeant Major. He served in combat or in hostile environments all over the world for over half that time and had […]

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King of Stealth Wealth -Thomas Calabrese

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

Some things are priceless Thomas Calabrese –Stealth Wealth is a term used to describe the accumulation of wealth without drawing attention to it. This can be done in a number of ways and those who use this method of operation are extremely secretive and proficient in this lifestyle. In 1926, John D. McCord began his meteoric […]

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