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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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The Detailer – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 7, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Platinum Pete Thomas Calabrese –Pete Lewis grew up in Oceanside, California, his father was a career Marine and his mother was a school teacher at Palmquist Elementary School. His two older brothers, Mike and Steve both served in the Corps. Pete took a slightly different path and joined the Navy and became a SEAL. He […]

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Silence is Golden – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 30, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

The War for the Silver Screen Thomas Calabrese — The achievements of the 4th Marine Brigade on the battlefields of Europe, comprised the major effort of the Marine Corps in Europe during World War I.  The 5th Regiment of Marines had landed in France with the first expedition of American troops in June 1917, and […]

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Gunny 12 Steps – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 24, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Ballad of San Leandro Thomas Calabrese –Zoey Yeager was in her third year at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She was working toward her degree in landscape architecture and her studies included the design, planning and protection of the natural and developed environments. This would be the first year that she […]

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Chosen Pace – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 16, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Water For My Dogs Thomas Calabrese — There have been numerous stories written about the legendary gunfighter and vigilante, Pace Thunderhill. One of them was that his father was a famous Texas Ranger and his mother was the daughter of a Comanche chief. Another rumor was that he was the descendant of a powerful Kiowa […]

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The Anointed – Thomas Calabrese

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

Retribution Has A Pretty Face Thomas Calabrese– Douglas Miller Oswalt was a charismatic individual who developed an interest in the occult as a young boy growing up in San Diego. In high school he was apprehended with other teenagers vandalizing churches and graveyards. Two members of his group who were slightly older, Stanley Baker and […]

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Matt Coltrane, Delta Force -Part II – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 2, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  16 Comments

Unwavering Commitment Lt. Colonel Matthew Coltrane was carried below deck to sickbay while the USS Iwo Jima’s medical team prepared for his arrival. The entire Delta Team waited outside the examining room for word about their leader. Navy Doctor Lieutenant Junior Grade Andrew Knotts exited the room and was immediately surrounded by the special operators. […]

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Matthew Coltrane, Delta Force Part I – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 26, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Sky Above, Ocean Below Thomas Calabrese — The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (SFOD-D), commonly referred to as Delta Force, is an elite unit of the United States Army under operational control of the Joint Special Operations Command. The unit is tasked with specialized missions primarily involving counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, direct action and special reconnaissance, often against high-value targets. Delta […]

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They Took Their Shot- Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 19, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Thomas Calabrese –Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to the Afghanistan capital of Kabul two months ago to deliver a message to the feuding leadership. He told them they should resolve their differences and broker a deal with the Taliban or President Donald Trump could cut $1 billion dollars in financial aid and pull all […]

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Dock -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 12, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

The Healing Hound Thomas Calabrese — Catherine Brand graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology. Her plan was to take a year off from her studies then apply for the master’s program.  She was the only child of James Brand a multi-millionaire financial manager.  Her mother Christine passed […]

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The Vigilant Three – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 5, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

Gunhands Never Got Tired Thomas Calabrese –Hearst, Haggin, Tevis & Company started in California in the 1850s and was headed by George Hearst, businessman and miner, San Francisco lawyer James Ben Haggin and banker Lloyd Tevis. It eventually grew to be the largest private firm of mine-owners in the United States. Hearst acquired the reputation of being one […]

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The Trillion Dollar Cure – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 29, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Flattening the Curve Thomas Calabrese — Benjamin Westman was born on August 10, 1960 in the small California town of Oceanside, California. His father was a career Marine and a World War II combat veteran. Ben was the youngest of three boys and even as a child, he was a voracious reader with an insatiable […]

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Bogeys Are Buggin’ Out – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  March 22, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  7 Comments

Reschedule the Non-Event Thomas Calabrese– Definition of Non-Event, an event or situation that is anticipated but does not occur or occurs with much less than the expected impact, especially one that has been widely publicized. It is an occurrence of superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.  Lt. Commander Nick ‘Rattler’ Mitchell came from a […]

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