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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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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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Judgement Day In Vista

By   /  August 16, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  27 Comments

Thomas Calabrese –Bob and Janet Carson lived in Vista, California. They had four children, Beth was the oldest, then there was Katie, followed by Mike and their youngest was Matthew. Bob was an unlicensed plumber and general handyman, a hardworking and good hearted man and Janet was a stay at home mother. The Carson family […]

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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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Escape of An Innocent Man

By   /  June 20, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Truth Will Always be Worth the Risks Thomas Calabrese — Marine Sergeant Mike Taylor had been in the Corps for six years and his enlistment was coming to an end in two months. First Sergeant Douglas Collins called him into his office.             “You wanted to see me, First Sergeant,” Mike stopped in the doorway.             […]

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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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