ROBERT JOHN DELUCA
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Bob DeLuca has always had a strong interest in writing, which he cultivated at Brown University and the University of Pittsburgh, where he holds BA and MBA degrees respectively. After college, he served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and left as a Captain to join the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Eventually, he settled in Houston where he became involved in real estate including the development of affordable housing. His extensive business background provides a strong platform and fertile resource for his writing endeavors. He has raised a family of four sons, and resides with his awesome wife, grandchild-of-the-week, and bullmastiff in Friendswood, Texas. See the complete bio.
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Short Story Wins First Place
Bob DeLuca's short story "Saved By the Bull" has won first place in the Houston Writers House 2017 Short Story Contest. The story will be published in an anthology this fall. Subscribers to our website will receive a free copy.
One man bullies his way through life leveraging the force of his personality and the advantages of wealth and position. The other rules though the intimidating power of the iron fist of physical violence. Both dominate their spheres of influence where neither has ever known a peer. Compelling economic circumstances catapult this influential and eminently successful Texas business executive on to a collision course with Mexico’s most authoritarian and ruthless drug lord. Only one is likely to survive.
This is the true story of boys becoming men on a bittersweet journey from campus to combat during the turbulent 1960’s. Three bright young men enter Brown University in 1962 with no inkling of the decade ahead as the nation is wrenched from comfortable conservatism to skepticism and liberalism.
They are fun-loving, serious, naive, and immature, all in one package. They study, play sports, party, drink beer, chase girls, horse around, fall in love, graduate, get married, and have kids, They become United States Marine Corps officers and go off to war’ steadfast in their resolve to answer their country’s call even as the Vietnam catastrophe mushrooms into the most divisive issue of the century
It is a fearful time as new marriages struggle to coalesce despite the terrifying separation. They all go to Vietnam. Dreadfully, only one returns, as the two pilots perish in the cockpits of their spectacular war machines resolutely carrying out their missions in that God-forsaken place.
Never does their resolve and commitment to duty waiver. Was this horrible price worth it? That dilemma has taken a half century tocontemplate.
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