I would like to nominate my Grandfather, George Mosko, Jr., for a Combat Rosary for Heroes. Grandpa Bucky served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea and combat was their way of life there. He is one of seven children. He quit school at age 16 to work for his dad who had been injured in a coal mining accident. After a year, he returned to school, but not before enlisting in the Marine Corps.
While he was in Korea in 1950-51, he sent most of the money he earned as a Marine, home to help support his family. He often speaks of serving Holy Mass in the very changeable weather of Korea and in some harrowing events. I especially love hearing how he and the other Marines would kneel in mud to receive the Body and Blood of Christ and how they made sure Father was as safe as possible while among the Marines. Grandpa Bucky's love for his Faith never wavered while in combat and when he returned home, he devoted his life to serving God however he could while he and my Grandmother raised their family.
Many times he speaks of how lonely he would get for his family while in Korea and that his mother even left their Christmas tree up through March just so he could see it when he came home. My Grandfather is my hero, not only because he placed his life aside for others and served America as a Marine, but because he has never forgotten or given up on his Catholic Faith. He has instilled it in his children and down through his grandchildren. He is a gentleman of epic beliefs and strong faith in the One he credits for bringing him back home to America and the family he cherishes. Thank you for considering him for a Combat Rosary.