A US Marine veteran reflected his century-long life on camera recently, lamenting that the nation is in a deep state of decline.
Celebrating 100 years in Florida late last month, Marine and World War II veteran Carl Dekel stated that he is worried for the fate of the Republic and the generations to come.
“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised,” he said sadly, wearing his dress blues.
“Nowadays, I am so upset that the things we did, the things we fought for and the things those boys died for is all going down the drain,” he added, choking up. “Our country is going to Hell in a handbasket.”
The Marine’s disappointment and resentment was palpable, even on video.
“That’s not what our boys… That’s not what they died for,” he said, breaking down as he spoke. “This is not it.”
But not everything is doom and gloom.
“I sincerely believe, in this old world, that everything is beautiful,” he said. ”People don’t realize what they have.”
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