A U.S. soldier’s government-issued Bible that was lost on the battlefield during World War II has found its way back to the soldier’s family more than 70 years after he originally misplaced it.  Joe Bob Sparks was on the battlefield in Europe when he found the Army-issued Bible and decided to keep it, bringing the New Testament back to Texas with him after the war. Sparks died in 2003, but his nephew, Patrick

Ickes, was intrigued years later when he found a date, name and address inside of the Bible, The Florida-Times Union reported. “I’m a Christian and I love Bibles, I really love old Bibles,” Ickes told the outlet. “I asked my aunt about it and she said, ‘Oh, your Uncle Joe found it on a battlefield in World War II.’ She might have said France, but I’m not sure.” READ MORE