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‘Our country is going to hell in a hand-basket’: WWII veteran celebrating 100th birthday breaks down in TEARS while discussing current state of America

  • Remembering his time in the Marines, Carl Spurlin Dekel said that while fighting in the war was his biggest pride, soldiers had not died for the America of today 
  • ‘People don’t realize what they have,’ he said. ‘The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain’
  • A wave of violence, mass shootings, inflation increase, and overturns of landmark decisions by the highest court have hindered the country’s morale 
  • It comes amid plummeting approval ratings for those in the country’s highest offices, including President Joe Biden 

A World War II American veteran celebrating his 100th birthday broke down in tears as he discussed the current state of the country. 

Reminiscing about his time in the Marines, Tampa Bay veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel said that while fighting in the war was his biggest pride, slain soldiers had not died for the America of today. 

‘People don’t realize what they have,’ Dekel told Fox13. 

‘The things we did and the things we fought for and the boys that died for it, it’s all gone down the drain. Our country is going to hell in a hand-basket.’

Dekel became inconsolable as he spoke about the contrasts between the America he grew up in and the current state of affairs in the country. 

His remarks came during an interview to commemorate Dekel’s 100th birthday, which the Silver-medal holder spent with friends and family.  

Reminiscing about his time in the Marines, Tampa Bay veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel said that while fighting in the war was his biggest pride, slain soldiers had not died for the America of today

Reminiscing about his time in the Marines, Tampa Bay veteran Carl Spurlin Dekel said that while fighting in the war was his biggest pride, slain soldiers had not died for the America of today

His remarks came during an interview to commemorate Dekel's 100th birthday, which the Silver-medal holder spent with friends and family

His remarks came during an interview to commemorate Dekel’s 100th birthday, which the Silver-medal holder spent with friends and family

Dekel said he had lived a good life and hinted at his appreciation for the little things as the reason behind his longevity and good health. 

‘I really believe in this whole world and believe everything is beautiful. I mean if I wake up in the morning and see  these plants, and all of those flowers, and the green grass in the ground, that’s beautiful,’ he told Fox13. 

Dekel proudly showed his many medals from his time in the Marines. But the war veteran burst into tears when thinking about the friends he had lost to the war. 

‘We haven’t got the country we had when I was raised, not at all,’ he said. 

‘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 proudly showed his many medals from his time in the Marines.

Dekel proudly showed his many medals from his time in the Marines.

Dekel said he had lived a good life and hinted at his appreciation for life and the little things as the reason behind his longevity and good health

Dekel said he had lived a good life and hinted at his appreciation for life and the little things as the reason behind his longevity and good health

It is unclear what specifically Dekel referred to, but a recent wave of violence, mass shootings, inflation increase, and overturns of landmark decisions by America’s highest court have hindered the country’s morale. 

A Gallup poll released in June revealed that a record-high 50percent of Americans rated the U.S.’s moral values as poor. 

Seventy-eight percent said the values in America are getting worse, and only 12percent rated the sate of moral values as ‘good.’ Just 1percent rated them excellent. 

It comes amid plummeting approval ratings for those in the country’s highest offices, including President Joe Biden, whose approval sank to below 50 percent in May. 

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