New Children's Book Honors Memory of Fallen Navy SEAL

Posted at 10:19 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 01:19:10-04

A new children's book honors the memory of fallen Coronado Navy SEAL Charles Keating, who died one year ago while serving in Iraq.

His mother Krista Keating-Joseph wrote "Big Hearted Charlie Runs the Mile" about her son's struggles growing up.

The book tells the story of how little Charlie overcomes his size to become a champion track star and eventually an American hero.

Keating says the book was a therapeutic way to deal with the grief she felt after the loss of her son.

“It was perfect timing to finish the book and it kept me not thinking about it as much,” said Keating.

You can pick up a copy of the book on Amazon or at the Bay Bookstore in Coronado.