In the 1940's when Redd went to war in the South Pacific, all military servicemen were given this Bible to help them get through the war. Billy's sister, Lydia recently gave Billy (Redd's youngest son) this Bible to help him through his war (cancer) he is currently going through.
The inside page of this Bible reads:
The White House Washington (January 25, 1941)
To the Armed Forces:
As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States.
Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.
Very sincerely yours,
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Footnote: From Lydia Morrow (Redd's daughter)
Daddy served as a radio man. I remember him showing me the codes on the kitchen table with a spoon.
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