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Honoring Our Heroes, “The Fighting Hawks at D-Day” Makes Learning History Easy

The legacy of LCpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III, killed in action in Iraq, 2006, lives on this dynamic, historically accurate rendition of the D-Day Invasion.  In the newly released middle reader book, “The Fighting Hawks at D-Day”, the readers live through the terrifying experiences of the men who landed on Omaha Beach and parachuted into Normandy on that fateful day, June 6, 1944.  Fighting alongside Christopher, Kevin and Brian as they land on the deadly Omaha Beach and Wags, Will and Jack who parachute into Normandy in the hours before the invasion begins, the reader learns the dangers our soldiers faced as they tried to defeat Nazi Germany.

Set in Military History class at boot camp, Christopher discovers a portal in the American flag that takes him back to the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  There, he meets Kevin, Brian, Wags, Will and Jack as they prepare to launch the biggest invasion in the history of the world.   Survival is not guaranteed as they face the onslaught of German gunfire as they land in Normandy.

Woven into this exciting, dramatic story is the history and purpose of the D-Day invasion.  Young readers will learn our history by living through it, and gain a new appreciation for the freedoms they enjoy each day.  Even children who do not like to read will be enthralled by this story.  For older readers, it is a quick overview of the D-Day Invasion, the reasons it succeeded, and the missteps along the way.   

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“The Fighting Hawks at D-Day” is a tribute to the author’s stepson,

LCpl. Christopher B. Cosgrove III.  He loved this country.  In this series, Christopher lives on teaching children about American History and the battles that kept them free.  “The Fighting Hawks at Pearl Harbor” will be released soon.

“The Fighting Hawks at D-Day” can be purchased through in paperback immediately and in ebook format on December 3rd.  It is perfect for home schooling, school reports, summer reading or as a Christmas or birthday gift.  Give the gift of United States history to your children and grandchildren.  More information can be obtained by going to

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July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Union County residents are invited to celebrate this year by exploring “undiscovered” programs and activities found throughout the nearly 6,200 acres of the Union County parks system.

“Union County was one of the very first counties in the United States to establish its own county-based park system for nature conservation and ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that two national achievement recognitions for history projects have been presented to the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with ...

Union County College Foundation’s 3rd “Close the Gap” Campaign Surpasses Goal

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Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

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"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

TAPinto Spotlight on Business Features New Providence Dentistry

July 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto "Summer Spotlight on Business" features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories.

This edition features New Providence Dentistry, operated by Dr. Beth Herko and her staff of ...

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