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Curfew Breaker – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 28, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

We Ain’t Going To Take It Anymore Thomas Calabrese — Sergeant Wesley (Wes) Coulter had been in the Marine Corps for seven years when his unit was deployed to Afghanistan in 2016 from their home base of Camp Pendleton. He was leading a routine patrol when his squad was ambushed by Taliban insurgents. Sergeant Coulter […]

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The Dangerous Guest – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 21, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

Avoid Large Gatherings Thomas Calabrese — Steve Nielsen grew up in Alameda, California and joined the Marines after high school. He served six years in the Infantry and Recon Battalion before returning to civilian life. He enrolled at Laney Junior college and got a job as a forklift operator in a medical warehouse in San […]

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Hoofbeats And Pistol Shots Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 7, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  6 Comments

Wild West Version Thomas Calabrese– Nathan Cameron was an adventurous soul and as soon as he turned 16 years of age, he told his ma and pa, “I need to be moving on, there’s a big country out there and I aim to see it.” Dan Cameron knew it wouldn’t have done any good to […]

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The Presidential Assassin Part II – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  November 1, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

And His Vigilante White House Staff Part Two When they didn’t receive confirmation that Clint Lattimore was dead, those involved in the conspiracy to kill him didn’t know how to proceed. There was no police report or news story about the incident. It was basically a non-event. When they contacted the secret criminal organization that […]

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The Presidential Assassin Part I -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  October 25, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

And His Vigilante Cabinet PART I –Clint Lattimore was an orphan who grew up in the San Diego County foster care system. His parents, Robert and Lisa, were killed by a wrong way driver on Interstate 5, near the Palomar Airport Road exit when he was only two years old. He had been in three […]

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Kid Galahad and Sir Lancelot – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  October 10, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

  Comes With A Price Thomas Calabrese –Charles Buchinsky was born on November 3rd, 1921, the eleventh of fifteen children, into a Roman Catholic family of Lithuanian descent in the small town of Ehrenfield, Pennsylvania, located in the coal region of the Allegheny Mountains. His father was an immigrant who changed his name from Valteris […]

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The Greatest Bond – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 26, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Scent of Survival Thomas Calabrese — On average 21 U.S. veterans including one active-duty service member commit suicide every day and 3,200 dogs are euthanized in that same time period. This is a statistic that should cause every American deep concern. Sometimes a bad beginning will have a happy ending. This story is about a […]

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East Of Eden, Utah -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 20, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Lemonade Kid!”   Thomas Calabrese — It was going to be a very hot weekend in Oceanside, California. In fact, it was going to be extremely hot all over the west. California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, were all expected to break heat index records that have stood for decades. It was forecasted to be 122 degree in […]

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We Stand – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 13, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  10 Comments

Because Others Have Fallen Thomas Calabrese –Joe Silvera’s great-grandfather on his mother’s side was a Navaho Code Talker. These Native Americans used their language to create an unbreakable code enabling American military forces to communicate freely in the war against the Japanese in the Pacific theater. His great-grandfather on his father’s side was killed during […]

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Prince of Patriotism, One -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  September 5, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Duke of Hades, Zero Thomas Calabrese — Flame Demons can spit fire out of their mouths and can set most things ablaze. They are irascible, impulsive, violent and highly intelligent creatures and often dispatched by Satan to act as shock troops and to be commanders of his legions in the earthly realm. Botis Vassago was […]

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Your Time Has Come, Longrider – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 30, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Ain’t Never Lost Yet Thomas Calabrese — Striker Mallous was born on June 6th, 1850 in Liberty Missouri. His family owned a small farm and along with his father, mother, two sisters and brother, struggled to make a living off the land.  Bloody Kansas, or the Border War was a series of violent civil confrontations between 1854 and […]

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Claws of The Tiger – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 23, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  19 Comments

Nails In The Coffin Thomas Calabrese –April 1970 was the deadliest month of the year with 730 American deaths and on April 1st, seventy American troops perished in the single deadliest day of the year of the Vietnam War. North Vietnamese Army units shelled 115 targets throughout the country and launched 13 ground assaults during […]

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Big Tree- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 9, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

His Bite Was Worse Than His Bark Thomas Calabrese — Steve Forrest was a roustabout who bounced around the Gulf of Mexico after leaving Tupelo, Mississippi as a restless seventeen year old boy in search of adventure and ended up in New Orleans. After working at several low-paying jobs along Bourbon Street for a few […]

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Marauders of Mauritius -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  August 2, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Reflective Glory Thomas Calabrese — Inspired by Nico and Honey For decades, treasure-hunters have searched the Mascarenes and Seychelles in hopes of finding some pirate’s booty hidden in these archipelagoes. Considering the thousands of pirates who set up base between Madagascar and Mauritius in the 1700’s, there is a credible possibility that there are still […]

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The Hodge Part II- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 25, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

World Was Better For It Thomas Calabrese — Corporal Hodge Evans was awarded the Silver Star for his actions and when his enlistment expired, he returned to Oceanside. He enrolled at Mira Costa Junior College and began taking photography courses. He planned to return to Africa after the rainy season and volunteer his services with […]

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The Hodge – Part I – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 19, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  9 Comments

Somehow, Someway Part One — Thomas Calabrese …You wouldn’t be wrong if you said that Hodge Evans had a rough and challenging life. His mother was a teenage runaway who got pregnant and abandoned him at a fire station in the middle of the night when he was three days old. She died several months […]

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Liberty Locomotive – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

And the Freedom Train Thomas Calabrese –It had been a difficult 16 years for the United States, starting with the Great Depression in 1929 and ending with World War II in 1945. Millions of Americans expected relief from their years of struggle and sacrifice and finally get their piece of the American dream. Instead, many […]

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Hero of Two Worlds – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  July 4, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Advice from a Founding Father Thomas Calabrese — Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, known in the United States simply as Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and commanded troops in several battles, including the Siege of Yorktown. Lafayette was born […]

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The Lightning Riders – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 28, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  19 Comments

Brought the Thunder Thomas Calabrese — Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, scheduled an inspection tour of the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. Next to Adolph Hitler, he was the most infamous man on the planet during World War II. For Americans it was deeply personal. He was responsible for the death […]

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New Perspective -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 14, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Just Doing Our Jobs, Ma’am Thomas Calabrese — Senator Denise Weaver was about as anti-military as anybody who has ever served in Congress. She routinely voted against increased funding for weapons, raises for military personnel, veterans’ health care. It didn’t matter to this woman, if the military was even remotely connected to a bill that […]

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