德克尔说在二战中为他的国家服务是他做过的最重要的事情, 根据福克斯 13. The veteran and Silver Star holder says he wouldn’t hesitate to put his life on the line again, but regrets that the 我们. 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, 一点也不,” 他说. “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 在 98 岁, surrounded by his family at a hospital named after him in his home state of West Virginia.
威廉姆斯, 也 美国. 海军陆战队, received his medal for heroism from former President Harry Truman during the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.