デケルは、第二次世界大戦で彼の国に奉仕することは彼が今までにした中で最も重要なことだったと言います, フォックスによると 13. The veteran and Silver Star holder says he wouldn’t hesitate to put his life on the line again, but regrets that the 我ら. has slipped away from what he remembers.
“People don’t realize what they have,” Dekel told the outlet. “The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain.”
“We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, 全くない,” 彼は言います. “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.”
Dekel’s statements came the same day the U.S. lost the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WWII. Hershel “Woody” Williams died Wednesday で 98 年, surrounded by his family at a hospital named after him in his home state of West Virginia.
ウィリアムズ, また アメリカ. マリン, received his medal for heroism from former President Harry Truman during the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.