100-year-old WWII vet breaks down, says this is not the country we fought for: ‘I’m so upset’

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What did American soldiers fight for? second World War According to US Marine Carl Spurlin Dekel, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week, it “has gone down the drain”.

According to Fox 13, DeKel says that serving his country in WWII was the most important job he’s ever done. The veteran and silver star holder says he won’t hesitate to risk his life again, but regrets that America has slipped by his memory.

“People have no idea what they have,” Dekel told the outlet. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys who died for it all went down the drain.”

“We didn’t get the country we had when I grew up, not at all,” he says. “Nobody will have the fun I had. No one will have the opportunity I had. It’s not the same and it’s not for our boys, that’s not what they died for.”

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Dekel’s statement came on the same day that the US lost the last surviving medal recipient from WWII. Herschel “Woody” Williams died on Wednesday At the age of 98, he was surrounded by his family at a hospital named after him in his home state of West Virginia.

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US Marine Carl Dekel celebrated his 100th birthday on 29 June.

America’s 63 living Medal of Honor recipients honored Williams in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“Friends and family of Woody Williams knew him as the son of a West Virginia farmer and the youngest of 11 children who dutifully supported his family after his father’s death,” he wrote through the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. wrote in a statement. “Fellow Marines knew him as Corporal, who volunteered for a mission on Iwo Jima to clear a lane through an enemy pillbox destroying American tanks.”

“Veterans in West Virginia knew him as their lawyer through his work as a Veterans Service Representative. The Gold Star family supported Woody through the work of raising funds for scholarships and other programs through the Woody Williams Foundation. knew,” he continued. “We, his fellow Medal of Honor recipients, knew him as our friend and one of our heroes. We will miss him dearly.”

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Williams echoed Dekel’s sense of defeat during an interview memorable dayCommenting to local media that he expected a revival of patriotism in America

“I’ve been on this maybe 25 to 30 times, but I believe we had more honor wreaths today than we did before, and that’s encouraging,” Williams told WSAZ during a veterans event. . “It gives me encouragement that we are coming back and we will again be the United States of America that had so much patriotism and patriotism.”