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By: Sidney Mathious

I was in Thailand stationed at a B-52 base loading munitions onboard these huge aircraft part of the time and working in a pre-load area the rest of the time loading bombs on bays which would go into the bomb bay of the aircraft.

I was on duty in the preload area rolling 750 pound bombs down a flatbed trailer so the driver of the bomb loader could pick them up and carry them to the bay for loading. There was wood chocks at the end of the trailer which is designed to stop the bomb. The one on the side where the heaviest part of the bomb hits was loose and the bomb I was rolling down the trailer hit it knocked it off. When the chock flew off the trailer the bomb itself began to go over the edge as well. I was trying to hold it by the fins to keep it from going over while yelling loudly to get the attention of the four other guys who was working with me.

I knew that this bomb was armed with both a nose and tail fuse and designed to explode after a certain number of resolutions in air. I could not get the attention of the other four guys who was busy installing a bomb in the bay due to a problem they were having and wasn't watching me. They could not hear me over the noise of the air cooled engine on the bomb loader.

I was holding the bomb as long as I could and knew that the weight of this bomb was too much for me. It was sliding down further noise first and I said: "Lord, I have done all I can and it's up to you now" as I released it and stood there as it slid nose down onto the concrete and watching the gears in the nose fuse fly out as the fuse casing cracked like an egg shell.

The other guys turned around after getting the last bomb installed and was shocked at what had happened and I was standing there looking at them and then back at the bomb and thanking God for intervening on our behalf. As always my Guardian Angel was working on my behalf. This experience left me thinking of what had in store for me after this war.

Angel Stories

Some may never see with earthly eyes these heavenly beings or know that they exist. Many are unaware of the numerous ways they have protected and guided us. We would like to share with you the stories of people who take pleasure in expressing how real angels are.

Angel Stories

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  1. Angel to the rescue, by Mary
  2. i saw the light of glory, by grace.p.
  3. Saved from death, by Sylvia
  4. saving an infant, by Amanda Allen
  5. PROTECTORS, by Paul
  6. A is for Archangel, by Mary Brown
  7. the two, by kerry
  8. A Beautiful Glow, by Angela
  9. Not Just an Ordinary Man, by Summer DeFelice
  10. Relax, by William Jensen
  11. St. Raphael, by Richard M. Hanisits, M.Ed.
  12. No Title, by Amy
  13. clouds, by bob wintersons
  14. baby angel, by Anna
  15. Angels, by Debra Smith
  16. A Blessed Life, by Emma
  17. Saved by a legion of Angels, by Catherine Eisenhart
  18. My Wedding day, by Jennifer Smith Barras
  19. Dad, by Kathy Armstrong Alegria
  20. Archangel Gaberial, by Curt
  21. Angels by the road, by Holly B
  22. The Angel Who Lost Her Tree, by Joe DiMino
  23. SARAH, by Colleen Ferguson
  24. whatever you do to the least of my brothers, by Manny
  25. Angel in the crib, by Emma
  1. Angel of the Miraculous Medal, by Nicole Curry
  2. car accident, by Tiffany
  3. Highway Angel, by GilbertTX
  4. a brief glimpse, by valerie
  5. My Guardian Angel Encounter, by Doris Van Wiltenburg
  6. Out Of The Woods, by Carol Ross
  7. angel in the sky, by L. Hernandez
  8. Must go to church!, by Angela Lopez
  9. Car Angel, by LISA MENINO
  10. Vietnam War Miracle, by Sidney Mathious
  11. Miracle as a child playing, by Sidney Mathious
  12. angel walked with me all day, by ashlea
  13. The Dove, by Michael De La Cerda
  14. Peace, by Carrie
  15. A visit at night, by G. Milling
  16. While in France., by Nita C. Hicks
  17. Angel told me my mother would be ok, by Joe Genovese
  18. Road side assistance, by Joe Genovese
  19. The Blessed Mother in a dream, by D. Mather CA
  20. my story, by me
  21. saved by angel, by lisa badon
  22. Saved By An Angel, by Lisa
  23. Angel Kisses, by Sarah Malone
  24. Dream of a voice and white surroundings, by Mary in NJ
  25. Auto Accident, by MaryinNJ

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