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Local author's book on World War II garners award

A non-fiction book published last June and written by a Sturgeon Bay author has received a national award.  Joe Tachovsky co-wrote “40 Thieves on Saipan:  The Elite Scout-Snipers in One of WWII’s Bloodiest Battles” along with Cynthia Kraak detailing his father’s war stories.  The 300-plus page novel won the American Book Fest’s 2020 Best Book Award in the History: Military category.  Joe Tachovsky says the inspiration to chronicle Frank Tachovsky’s experience as a marine came at his dad’s funeral in 2011.



Tachovsky says the four surviving members from his father’s platoon shared stories and remembrances that turned a chronicling into writing a book in 2014.  The 28-chapter publication is available for purchase at local bookstores and online.  You can listen to the entire conversation with Sturgeon Bay Author Joe Tachovsky on the podcast page


Lt. Frank Tachovsky receiving the Silver Star from Admiral Chester Nimitz in World War II


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