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Cheyenne base replaces Bible display with Book of Faith

August 1, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Bible that sits on prisoner of war/missing in action memorial tables at a Cheyenne air force base has been replaced with a Book of Faith in effort to be more inclusive.

The Wyoming Eagle Tribune reported Wednesday that Col. Stacy Huser, commander of the 90th Missile Wing at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, recently made the decision to replace the Bible with a “POW/MIA Book of Faith.”

Nikita Thorpe, public affairs officer at the base, says the memorial is a reserved table setting to honor the missing loved ones in each service, including civilians, no matter the event or war.

Local U.S. Navy veteran Mike Archer says changing the Bible for a generic book of faith is unnecessary. He says move takes away from the POW/MIA ceremony’s meaning.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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