Army WWII pdGREENSBORO, N.C. – An 89-year-old war veteran is sharing his story of how a pocket Bible that he carried near his heart saved his life during WWII. Greensboro News-Record reporter Jeri Rowe recently sat down with Doc Long, who will turn 90 on Wednesday, to hear his story. Long joined the Army at age 19, and was given a Bible from his Aunt May that had his named etched in gold on the front. “Now, I want you to read it daily and carry it with you wherever you go in the pocket over your heart,” Long’s aunt said. And he did, including on his darkest day—November 13, 1944. More