I have two sons in the military service. They were given servicemen scriptures which contain the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. Why don’t they also get the King James Bible?
The bible is universally available, while the scriptures of the Restoration are not. In addition, there is a particular and unique benefit to the scriptures written in and for our day. The Book of Mormon, in particular, is most valuable for a serviceman to read and study while in the service. It contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and in the words of Mormon,
Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked–
And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers, to go no more out (Helaman 3:29-30).