Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom
In early November, my former history teacher, Tricia Billes called me into her office. She told me that she wanted to enter as a team to to study World War II and the Normandy campaign through National History Day. At the time I thought it was amazing opportunity put had little hope that I was actually going to be selected to this prestigious program. I few weeks later I received an ecstatic call from Mrs. Billes, through shouts I was able to understand that we had been selected. I had some time to soak up our achievement, until I got our load of historical texts and books in the mail, now it was time to focus and get serious. As well as reading and answering responses we were assigned to research a fallen solider from our state, which was Washington State in my case. The soldier we chose was Terrence David Cosgriff, we selected him because we thought he had an obscure enough name for their to be a lot information available for us on the web and in the National Archives, that proved not to be the case unfortunately. Terrence was born in Spokane, Washington to Jessie and Frank Cosgriff. Terrence had a early interest in the medical field, and when he headed off to World War II he signed up to be a medic. In the end he dedicated his life to the cause of giving it to another and freedom for others.