Colorado man reunites World War II-era Bible with soldier’s family

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THORNTON, Colo. -- A lost Bible belonging to Pfc. Alfred Giron has now found its way back to his family.

The World War II-era Bible, which was found by Thornton resident David Filipow, was returned to the Giron family after a meeting in Thornton on Tuesday.

In early January, Filipow, also a veteran, found the Bible from a man who was taking a truckload of goods to a landfill. He has worked tirelessly since then to find Giron’s family.

“It gave me goose pimples...amazing,” said an emotional Filipow, during the meeting.

The Giron family had seen the original report on FOX31 Denver Friday night and came forward.

“We can leave a legacy for our kids, so they know where they came from and what family they had,” said Barbara Giron-Witherspoon, The soldier's niece.

It is believed Giron carried the Bible with him on the battlefield. Inside the Bible he notes the birth of a daughter back home in Colorado.  Tuesday, his family brought both a photo of him and his daughter.

Mr. Giron is buried at Ft. Bliss, Texas military cemetery.  Mr. Filipow will appear on radio station KEZW Thursday morning to talk about his story and its happy ending.