Tallmadge Fire Chief Mike Passarelli poses with a copy of the Tallmadge Express during his April trip to Normandy, France. Passarelli and his grandson traveled with the Boy Scouts of America on a camping jamboree with European military kids. "Approximately 4,000 scouts from all over Europe and Africa camping in the area of Omaha Beach and Utah Beach ... this was a great experience," said Passarelli. Omaha Beach was a landing area in Normandy, located in northern France, used by Allied forces in the World War II D-Day invasion.