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This wood bead soldier's rosary is handcfrafted in Round Rock, Texas by BC Inspirations. It is called a "soldier's rosary" from the following anecdote, which accompanies each rosary printed on carded stock:
Near the end of World War II, British soldier Joseph "Sunny" Truman with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was captured with six other soldiers in his platoon. Forced to march across a field away from the advancing Allied armies, Truman spotted a rosary on the ground. As he bent down to pick it up, a bomb sudddenly exploded. He was the only one of his captured platoon to survive the blast.
Sixty five years later in 2010, a rosary would save gthe life of his grandson Glenn Hockton, 19, with the Coldstream Guards in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Before he was deployed, Glenn asked his mother for a rosary to take with him. She recounts the miraculous story, "he felt like he had a slap on the back. He bent down to pick up his rosary to see if it was broken. As he bent down, he realized he was on a landmine."
Glenn knew that stepping off the landmine would mean instant death because it woul spring up and ecplode. The only things he coul do was stand there an wait for help. For 45 terrifying minutes, he waited until his colleagues successfully managed to get to him.
The landmine incident was not the only time Glenn's Life was miraculously spared. On a separate occasion, he was shot and the bullet embedded itself in his body armor. He was winded, but otherwise unhurt. His mother and stepfather keep the bullet as a reminder of Divine Providence.