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Never Hang Justice From The Gallows -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 26, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  8 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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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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