Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Krista Keating-Joseph Pens Children’s Book to Honor Her Son, Charles Keating IV

charlie keating kids bookEditor’s Note:  Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, died May 3, 2016 in Tall Usquf, Iraq, of combat related causes. He was assigned to Coronado’s SEAL Team One.

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn’t give up, and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Krista Keating-Joseph is a Gold Star Mom and a track and field coach. Big-Hearted Charlie is a story about her son, Charles Keating IV, who grew up to become a competitive runner in college, and later, a heroic Navy SEAL.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Phyllis Holmes is Charlie’s grandmother. She is an award winning artist from Phoenix, Arizona.


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Upcoming Event:  Paddle Out for Charlie – May 7th, 2017

Related Story:  Coronado Community Pays Tribute to Fallen Navy SEAL Charles Keating

Related Site:  Charlie Humphrey Keating IV Foundation:  ChuckHeavy.org

 

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