(Slay News) – WWII veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel has gone viral by celebrating his 100th birthday with a video message everyone in America needs to hear.
“The most important thing in my life was serving my country,” Dekel said.
“I don’t think I could take away from that.
“They shipped me straight out to Guantánamo, which was a Navy base, and put me in a machine gun company.
“It was an honor for me to serve my country and if I had to do it again and I was the same age.
“I would do it. I guarantee you.
“We were scared all the time.
“I don’t care what anybody says.
“We were vulnerable all the time, since Pearl Harbor, particularly.
“People don’t realize what they have.
“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, not at all.
“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.”
“You just remember everything’s beautiful and live every day to the fullest. Just enjoy everything you possibly can,” he said about the secret to living to be 100.
“And here I sit at 100.
“They tell me I’m 100. I don’t believe it sometimes.
“Because I don’t need to worry about age,” he said.
“I’m not going to, I just keep on keeping on.”
100-year-old Marine Sergeant and WWII veteran Carl Dekel and his generation saved freedom. We will continue to defend liberty! pic.twitter.com/hqSObs5QRH
— Tudor Dixon (@TudorDixon) July 2, 2022
That's Carl Spurlin Dekel. Marine. Won the Silver Star. pic.twitter.com/irrRW4GNxB
— ThatUmbrellaGuy (@ThatUmbrella) July 3, 2022
100 year old Marine breaks down…
"This is not the country we fought for!" pic.twitter.com/dA8zNPefPo
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) July 2, 2022