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A 100-year-old WWII veterinarian collapses and says this is not "the country we fought": "I am very angry"

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According to Karl Sparlin Dekel of the U.S. Marine Corps, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week, many of the American soldiers fought inWorld War IIwere " It was abandoned. "

According to Fox 13, Dekel states that serving his country in World War II was of utmost importance to date. The United States isaway from his memory.

"People are unaware of what they have," Dekel told Outlet. "What we did, what we fought, and the boys who died because of it, it all fell into the drain."

"A country like when I grew up." Is not at all, "he says. "No one has enjoyed me. No one has the opportunity I had. It's not exactly the same, it's not our boys, it's not their dead."

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Dekel's remarks were made the same day the United States lost the last surviving Medal of Honor winner in World War II. rice field. Hershel "Woody" Williams died Wednesdayat the age of 98, surrounded by his family at a hospital named after him in his hometown of West Virginia.

Williams, andUS Marinesreceived a hero's medal from former President Harry Truman at the Battle of Ioshima in 1945.

The 63 American Living Medal of Honor winners honored Williams in a statement to Fox News Digital.

"Woody Williams' friends and family are the youngest of 11 children who were the son of a farmer in West Virginia and who faithfully supported his family after his father died. I knew that, "they wrote in a statement through the Honorary Medal of Congress. .. "Fellow Marines knew him as a body who volunteered for a mission on Ioshima to clear the lane through the enemy pillbox that was destroying American tanks."

"A West Virginia veteran knew him as an advocate through his work as a veteran service representative. The Goldstar family funded scholarships and other programs through the Woody Williams Foundation. I knew Woody through his job of procuring, "they continued. "We, the medals of his fellow honorary winners, knew he was our friend and one of our heroes. We miss him a lot."

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WilliamsMemorial Daytold local media that he wanted to regain patriotism in the United States

"I've probably done this 25-30 times, but I think it was more honorable today. It's an unprecedented wreath, which is encouraging, "Williams told WSAZ at a veteran event. "I encourage us to come back and become the United States with patriotism and love for the country again."