|This small pocket-sized New Testament belongs to a Louisiana Southern Baptist family and has been taken to four different wars -- and brought back safely by the family member each time. The family "War Bible" was first taken into World War II by Wilton Borskey, 80, of Port Hudson, La. During that war he folded down the page marking John 3, seen here, to make the popular text easily accessible. Photo by Mark H. Hunter |
HAUGHTON, La. (BP)--With his return from Iraq in 2003, U.S. Marine Cpl. Jermey Vickers of First Baptist Haughton became the fifth member of his family to carry the same New Testament to war and back.
The dog-eared New Testament, known as the family’s “War Bible,” wears a worn leather cover held together by tape.
Its six-decade journey through four wars began in the pocket of Wilton Borskey, 80, of Port Hudson Baptist in Port Hudson, La., who shipped off to the South Pacific as a Navy Seabee in 1944.
In 1968, Borskey gave it to his nephew, George M. “Butch” Borskey Jr., of Calvary Baptist in Thibodaux, La., who went to Vietnam. Read More