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Posted: October 10, 2018

Social media posts help Texas veteran find missing Bible, military patches 

A military veteran had his Bible returned to him after he left it on his car roof and drove away.
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A military veteran had his Bible returned to him after he left it on his car roof and drove away.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

McKINNEY, Texas —

A Texas military veteran recovered a lost Bible and his military patches thanks to an assist on social media, WFAA reported.

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As Cameron Smith, of McKinney, was leaving church Sunday, he put his son in the car, he left his Bible on the roof of the car and drove away.

The book was special because the Army veteran received it as a gift from his mother, and also because his military patches from his 2008 tour of duty in Iraq were inside it, WFAA reported.

"I drove up and down the road, probably 10 or 12 times," Smith told the television station. "We walked the whole area. We retraced our steps and couldn't find it at all.

"It's irreplaceable, so I was desperate to find it," Smith said. "I was really distraught when I couldn't find it, like feeling really low."

Smith’s wife, Michelle, posted on the McKinney Cares Facebook page asking for help. The response was swift -- a woman responded with a post on the NextDoor site saying she had found a Bible and was looking for its owner.

"I was nervous the whole time because I was thinking maybe it got rained on and hopefully it's still intact," Smith told WFAA.

The Bible and patches were returned in perfect condition. 

"There's good people out there who do good things,” Smith told the television station. “The world is not so horrible and scary like we hear about.”


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