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I can honestly say PARKIE, TANKER, TIGER OF TOBRUK started when a prof at BC, John Norton, showed me a poem, Shot Down at Night by Joseph Nims, that connected a dear pal, Francis Parkinson, back to his Egypt of WWII, and the story started to build from that moment, to its completion years later. I have recited that poem a thousand times, to self, others, and elsewhere by choice and demand.

{Thomas Sheehan reads SHOT DOWN AT NIGHT}

Sheehan, in his 91st year, has published 36 books and multiple works in Rosebud, Literally Stories, Linnet’s Wings, Serving House Journal, Copperfield Review, Literary Orphans, Eastlit, Frontier Tales, TQR Total Quality Reading, Western Online, Literary Yard, Rope & Wire Western Magazine, Green Silk Journal, Faith-Hope-and-Fiction, etc. He has received 34 Pushcart nominations and 6 Best of Net nominations with one winner, and other awards. Newest books are Beside the Broken Trail, Between Mountain and River and Catch a Wagon to the Stars with 4 in publishers’ queues, including Jock Poems for Proper Bostonians, Alone with the Good Graces and The Keating Script. He served as a sgt. in the 31st Infantry in Korea 1951-52, and graduated from Boston College in 1956. His most recent reading was about the First Iron Works in America for The Saugus Historical Society. He has read for 17 years at Out Loud Open Mic in Melrose, MA.