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A year after his death, Navy SEAL’s mother publishes children’s book about Charles H. Keating IV | USA Today
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A year after his death, Navy SEAL’s mother publishes children’s book about Charles H. Keating IV | USA Today

When her son was struggling to keep up in high school track and field and cross country, Krista Keating-Joseph wrote a book about him, for him.

It was nothing huge, just a short children’s book about Charlie’s perseverance, despite the fact that he was smaller than the other runners. She had her mother — his grandmother — draw illustrations for it.

As Charlie grew bigger, won his first medal and even earned a small college scholarship for running, she wrote a happy ending for the book and considered it done. It lay on a shelf, and although Charlie asked her to publish it, she never got around to it.

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