The prayer book my father was given while serving in the Navy was mailed back to dad by his cousin Paul in Spokane, who had it amongst his things. Dad doesn't remember this, but his signature is on the back. This particular book is dated 1960-61. Dad served on the USS Shangri-La (CV-38), an Essex-class carrier - the 2nd largest in the fleet at that time.
Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received
from God the special power of restoring lost things,
grant that I may find my find which has been
lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility
of mind, the loss of which has afflicted
me even more than my material loss.
To this favor I ask another of you: that I may
always remain in possession of the true good
that is God. Let me rather lose all things than
lose God, my supreme good. Let me never
suffer the loss of my greatest treasure,
eternal life with God. Amen.