Veteran Keeps Promise of 50 Years He Gave to Marine Colleague in Vietnam

The Vietnam war represents one of America’s bloodiest fights for freedom. The story of Master Sgt. William H. Cox and First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth who in 1968 found themselves stuck in a bunker, unsure of whether they would survive another day. The soldiers were trapped in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam, serving their country and putting their lives on the line.

Talking about that terrifying experience was Master Sgt. William H. Cox, who recently engaged in an interview with Greenville News.

As he explained, himself and Hollingsworth could not be sure if they were going to make it through another day, with explosions burning up the area in flames.

“If we survived this attack, or survived Vietnam, we would contact each other every year on New Year’s,” Cox told the Greenville News.

Half a century later, Cox and Hollingsworth managed to get in touch and keep their word. Cox, who’s from South Carolina, and Hollingsworth, from Georgia, reached out to each other and met ever since, and took the time to get in touch every New Years to catch up on life.

Last year, Hollingsworth confessed to Cox he was terminally ill. Once he was made aware of the news, Cox rushed to see his friend in arms, even if it took him 125 miles.

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After they met, Hollingsworth asked Cox to promise him something. Actually, he asked that Cox delivered the eulogy at Hollingsworth’s funeral.

“I said, ‘Boy, that’s a rough mission you’re assigning me to there,’ ” Cox said. As the new year kicked off, Cox kept true to his word.

Cox not only attended Hollingsworth’s funeral, he also gave a moving speech. “There’s a bond between Marines that’s different from any other branch of service. We’re like brothers,” Cox told Greenville News.

As far as their service is concerned, Cox repeated one line that kept them alive for such a long time. The two conquered the air at the time, with Hollingsworth piloting, and Cox being the gunner.

“Hollie, you keep ‘em flying, and I’ll keep ‘em firing,” Cox repeated the well-known phrase he often told his buddy while in the sky.

Veterans are the most vulnerable group of servants, deeply neglected in the Obama era. We even shared the story of a veteran who was so alone in this world, that no one came to mourn him when he died.

On Dec. 12, Navy veteran Jerry Wayne Pino, age 70, died alone in Long Beach, Mississippi. His military history remains undisclosed to this day.

Sadly, no living family was there to send him off properly.

“No one stepped forward; he just didn’t have any family,” said Cathy Warden, who works at the funeral home.

Unsure of what to do, Warden consulted with her colleague, Eva Boomer, and the two thought of a way to have the veteran sent off appropriately. “Something had to be done with respect,” Warden said. “We had to give him what he deserved. Nobody should go alone.”

Teens step forward to serve as pallbearers for a Vietnam Veteran who died with no family or friends in Long Beach, Mississippi.

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Boomer has also served the military and knows the veteran community well. She asked a few boys at the Long Beach High School if they would consider serving as pallbearers, while Warden called her teenage son, Bryce, and asked him to invite a couple of his own friends.

It only took minutes for six young men to carry out the veteran’s casket and bury him in a way he deserves to be buried in.

Funerals are never easy on a person, but when it comes to being there for someone who selflessly served this country, and didn’ have anyone else to take care of him- now that’s when we, as Americans, need to step up our game.

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Trump Invites Vietnam Veteran To Speak, What’s Left On President’s Shoulder Stuns Viewers

President Donald Trump is currently in the midst of his twelve-day Asian tour, which has him visiting five different nations. For the fourth leg of his trip, he has touched down in Vietnam, where he delivered a speech in honor of Veterans Day. While giving his speech, Trump asked the veterans if they had anything to say, and when one Vietnam veteran took his turn to speak, what he left on President Trump’s shoulder couldn’t be ignored by stunned viewers.

While in Vietnam, President Donald Trump attended the APEC Summit on Friday and Saturday. On Veterans Day, President Trump delivered a speech in Da Nang as several proud U.S. veterans from the Vietnam War stood behind him, according to The Gateway Pundit.

Again, Trump gave another outstanding speech, one of many during his East Asia tour, this time in honor of the U.S. veterans. It was clear that the veterans standing behind Trump were not only honored to be a part of the historic event, in which a Presidential Proclamation Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War was issued, but also honored to have the opportunity to spend time with our beloved President.

Trump’s speech had patriotism running through it the entire time, allowing everyone to feel the American spirit while honoring our veterans. “I’m very honored to be representing our country, and I will say that, when you speak of honors, one of my great honors is to present the people standing right behind me — great, great warriors and veterans of the Vietnam War,” the President said shortly after his speech began, according to The White House website, which gave a rundown of the speech.

“Our veterans are a national treasure, and I thank them all for their service, sacrifice, and patriotism.
To each of you with me today, you are the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation. And each of you, under the most difficult conditions, did what you had to do, and you did it well,” President Trump continued.

“My administration, as you all know, is committed to rebuilding our military and honoring the hard work and sacrifices of all veterans. We’re extremely proud of what we’ve done with the Veterans Administration. Dr. Shulkin has done an amazing job with choice and accountability and so many other things that we are doing and in the process of doing. The Veterans Administration is a whole different place,” our Commander-in-Chief added.

“Our accountability efforts in Vietnam are very, very important to all of us. We will not rest until all of the 1,253 missing veterans are returned home. I want to thank the government of Vietnam for their assistance in our efforts,” Trump explained. “Today, I’m signing a proclamation to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War.”

During his speech, Trump also asked the veterans standing behind him to say a few words. They all took a turn speaking and thanking the President for all of his incredible hard work, but one veteran, in particular, has garnered a lot of attention.

When he went up for his turn, the Vietnam veteran began crying, and the audience could feel all of his emotions as he spoke. Following his quick few words, instead of Trump’s honorary handshake, he hugged the veteran, as he shed a few tears on Trump’s shoulder.

The liberal mainstream media will undoubtedly try to hide this beautiful moment from the American people because they would rather paint President Trump as an incompetent, unliked, and cold-hearted man. It simply doesn’t fit their narrative to show him as the compassionate leader that he actually is, who respects, honors, and truly loves our veterans.

As the left-leaning press paints our president as a buffoon, fumbling across Asia, the truth is quite different. Foreign countries have bestowed the highest honors on him, such as the full military orchestra which awaited him upon his arrival in China to the immense honor which was bestowed on him when he was invited to dine in the Forbidden City with President Xi Jinping and his wife. The Chinese people have also gravitated heavily towards Trump as a leader, affectionately calling him “Donald the Strong” and “Grand Commander.”

Indeed, President Trump isn’t just loved by our own military members, both past and present, he is admired all across the world. This was a wonderful tribute to our veterans on Veterans Day weekend and an amazing American moment from an outstanding leader.

Don’t let the media get away with sweeping it under the rug. This is what our fellow Americans need to see. President Trump is far from the bumbling, unloved idiot liberals want you to believe he is. He is a man who is worthy of our praise, and we should be proud that he’s our President.

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Onlookers Shocked At What Mike Pence Was Caught Doing At Vietnam War Memorial Today

Today marked Veterans Day and because of it memorials and celebrations took part all across the country. But especially in Washington, D.C. The administration found a way to celebrate in a multitude of different ways. Most notably, Vice President Pence who appeared at and spoke at one of the war memorials to commemorate those who have fought for our country.

The Vice President joined the efforts of others to clean up the Vietnam Memorial on Saturday during the festivities. He wore rubber gloves and got down to scrubbing the memorial clean where he was photographed doing so alongside Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Later, he attended and gave a speech at a function at Arlington National Cemetery. He told the crowd,

“This is the land of the free because it’s still the land of the brave, and you – our veterans – are our brave. You step forward, you counted our lives more important than yours. And we thank God, who – as Solomon says – trained your hands for war and gave you the strength to advance against a troop, but also brought you home safe to your loved ones and a grateful nation.”

Shortly after he laid a wreath down in honor of those veterans whom he was speaking to. His presence there is unsurprising. Pence’s own father was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a Marine.

NPR reported the following on the day’s events,

“Defense Secretary James Mattis and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke were also in attendance. Pence — known for his indefatigably composed demeanor — concluded his address on a personal note, his voice at times wavering slightly. The vice president — who himself never served in the armed forces but who is both the son and father of servicemen — recounted a conversation with someone who told him that his father’s participation in the Korean War had irrevocably changed him.

I don’t think your dad ever got over the guilt of coming home,” Pence recalled the man saying. “Know this,” Pence said, addressing veterans who were listening. “We’re with you. You do not carry that burden alone.” Earlier in the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, with the assistance of a soldier, Pence somberly laid a decorated wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. But Pence’s commemoration of Veterans Day began even earlier on Saturday.

As the sun rose over the National Mall, the vice president and his wife, second lady Karen Pence soaked rags in buckets of soapy water and helped hand-wash the dark, reflective surface of the Vietnam Memorial. He said the cleaning was a “moving start to Veterans Day.””

While partaking in the cleaning all the officials from the administration had the opportunity to contribute to various different discussions and activities. Pence had the chance to talk with Park Ranger James Pierce who was a veteran in Afghanistan who had served in the National Guard for several years.

Offerings were made and individuals were encouraged to leave stencils of the 58,286 names of veterans and soldiers who had died or were missing in action. While doing so Pence spoke of his interactions with veterans during his time of service as a politician.

Pence spoke about meeting wheelchair-bound veterans during an Honor Flight near the national mall. These are trips that bring World War II veterans all across the country. Something that Pence has been known to do from time to time.

USAToday reported,

“Talking to the volunteers after Pence left, Pierce called being in the Park Service his dream job. After multiple reconstructive surgeries, Pierce interned with the Park Service through Operation Guardian, before being offered a full-time job.

“This is pretty cool,” Pierce said of Pence’s visit. “The vice president comes out and washes the wall.” He told the volunteers about meeting a wheel chair-bound veteran who came to the National Mall through an Honor Flight, trips that bring veterans from around the country to the war memorials. After Pierce shared his history with the veteran, the man stood up and saluted him. The woman with the veteran, in tears, told Pierce that was the first time he’d stood and saluted in four years. He died soon after the trip, Pierce said.

“You never know what impression you have,” Pierce told the group. “You volunteer for the men and women who laid down their lives for our great country.” Before Pence left to get ready for his Arlington National Cemetery visit, he posed for a group photo at the center of the monument. “When the American flag waves …” NewDay CEO Tom Lynch said, “We wave with it!” the group shouted back.”

Share if you agree the mainstream liberal media is not reporting on this amazing and heartfelt story because they don’t want the world to know how generous and America loving Vice President Pence really is on the inside

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A Touching Video! This Video Will Make Every Proud American Patriot Shed A Tear!

This Friday and Saturday, President Donald Trump attended the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam as his trip in Asia started in Japan and it will finish in the Philippines next week.

This Saturday in Da Nang, Vietnam, President Donald Trump gave a speech on Veterans Day. A lot of US veterans stood behind President Trump during the speech. He gave a massive honor to these veterans.

This is what he said:

I am very honored to be representing our country, and I will say that, when you speak of honors, one of my great honors is to present the people standing right behind me – great, great warriors and veterans of the Vietnam War. Our veterans are a national treasure, and I thank them all for their service, sacrifice, and patriotism.

To each of you with me today, you are the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation. And each of you, under the most difficult conditions, did what you had to do, and you did it well. My administration, as you all know, is committed to rebuilding our military and honoring the hard work and sacrifices of all veterans. We are extremely proud of what we’ve done with the Veterans Administration. Dr. Shulkin has done an amazing job with choice and accountability and so many other things that we are doing and in the process of doing. The Veterans Administration is a whole different place.

Our accountability efforts in Vietnam are very, very important to all of us. We will not rest until all of the 1,253 missing veterans are returned home. I want to thank the government of Vietnam for their assistance in our efforts. Today, I am signing a proclamation to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War.

After this, a veteran started crying and Trump immediately hugged him.

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WIDOW OF VIETNAM VETERAN FEARED NO ONE WOULD ATTEND HUSBAND’S FUNERAL – THEN THIS HAPPENED

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US Army veteran Roman Belasco suddenly passed away without warning, leaving his wife struggling to make sudden funeral arrangements. She was terrified that nobody would come and honor the memory of her Vietnam veteran husband, but then, something absolutely incredible happened.

Conservatives understand that veterans are the backbone of this country, and when you stop paying respects to veterans, everything else falls apart. We’ve seen it with every major empire in history—once the people stop respecting hard work, patriotism, and self-sacrifice for their country, everything collapses.

It should come as no surprise then that Miss Belasco was worried that with the new generation, nobody would attend her hero husband’s funeral. Most millennials have never seen a day of hard work in their entire lives, and they’ve been brainwashed to hate America, believing that our veterans and patriots are somehow “hateful.”

No amount of George Soros propaganda could stop what was about to happen, however—after numerous Veterans organizations caught wind of this brave man’s death, they decided to put together one hell of a funeral, honoring not only his memory and his life as a soldier, but his life as a husband.

Hundreds of veterans and Proud Boys flooded the funeral, to pay their respects to Roman Belasco. “When I heard the wife of this great American hero’s story, I knew I had to be here to support her,” said Brian Lamb, of the Colorado Springs Proud Boys chapter.

The Pikes Peak area veteran community, veteran service organizations, Proud Boys, civilian organizations, and even local and national companies all donated enough money to cover the cost of the event. This is truly what America looks like, folks—a community getting together to honor the memory of a fallen hero.

KKTV reports:

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) – Help make certain the widow of a Vietnam War Army veteran has nothing to worry about when it comes to honoring her late husband in Fountain this Saturday.

The surviving wife of U.S. Army retiree Roman Belasco and her neighbor are worried no one in the community will come and honor Roman’s memory at his funeral this weekend. The two asked the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help with Veterans Affairs benefits to help get the word out about the service, inviting everyone to thank Belasco as he’s laid to rest.

The funeral service is being held Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at 6685 Southmoor Drive, the American Legion Post 38. The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization said in a release, “This is a perfect time in American history to show community support for veterans with greater attendance than hoped.”

Roman passed away without warning at his home on Sept. 2. He and his wife were married for 43 years. The funeral includes representatives from the Pikes Peak area veteran community, veteran service organizations, and civilian organizations who have produced donations from local and national companies, as well direct monetary donations toward the event cost.

It’s heartwarming to see just how willing the men and women in this country are to pay respects to veterans and their families. Far too many soldiers have died on the field of battle, never to return home and never to get a proper funeral—but if just one can get a funeral like this, then maybe that makes all the difference.

If you’re PROUD that these men and women came in to show their support of a fallen hero, please give this article a share! Thank you and God bless our veterans.

Source: The Gateway Pundit,silenceisconsent.net