WWII vet weeps over the current state of America

A World War II veteran is so distraught with the current condition of America that just the thought of how far the country has fallen in the last several decades brought him to tears. 

Fox News recently interviewed U.S. Marine Carl Spurlin Dekel. He turned 100 years old just ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, and in the interview, he reflected on many things – including the current state of America.

“It’s all gone”

During the interview, Dekel got choked up when reflecting on how America has changed in recent decades.

“People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel said. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”

It was this last point – that “it’s all gone down the drain” – that really seemed to upset Dekel.

“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all,” he said. “Nobody will have the fun I had. Nobody will have the opportunity I had. It’s just not the same and that’s not what our boys, that’s not what they died for.”

That’s a point that needs to be heard again: America has changed such that people now will not have the same opportunities that people had decades ago. So much for progress . . .

He would do it again

In another part of the interview, Dekel talked about his service to America. He went into battle in September of 1940. He recalled how “they shipped me straight out to Guantánamo, which was a Navy base, and put me in a machine gun company.”

Dekel said that “we were scared all the time.” He added, “I don’t care what anybody says. We were vulnerable all the time, since Pearl Harbor, particularly.”

All things considered, though, Dekel said that it was “an honor” for him to serve America and that if he had to do it again he would. “I guarantee you,” he said.

Dekel believes that his service in the military was the “most important thing” in his life.

“[The] most important thing in my life was serving my country. I don’t think I could take away from that,” he said.

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