Semper Fi! Retired Marine Keeps Promise He Made to Fellow Marine in Vietnam War Bunker

Vietnam Veterans are indeed heroes!!! They risked their lives serving for our country. They deserve to be treated with respect.

Master Sgt. William H. Cox and First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth are one of those war Veterans who fought for our country! They both met in 1968 in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam, as they were hiding from rockets and mortars in a bunker.

Because of the hard conditions and constant rockets, the two brothers in arms were afraid that New Year’s eve would be their last night alive.

This is why the two soldiers made a deal. The deal was that if they both survived the war, they would contact one another every year on New Year’s Eve for a chat.

In an interview with Greenville News, Cox said: “If we survived this attack, or survived Vietnam, we would contact each other every year on New Year’s.”

Almost 50 years later, Cox and Hollingsworth kept their promises. Cox, of South Carolina, and Hollingsworth, of Georgia, called, met, or otherwise contacted each other every New Year to discuss their lives and how far they’ve come.

Sadly, this year, when Mr. Cox went to visit his friend in Hephzibah, Georgia, Mr. Hollingsworth had one last request.
Because of his illness, Mr. Hollingsworth asked his friend to deliver the eulogy at his funeral.

Mr. Cox said: “I said, ‘Boy, that’s a rough mission you’re assigning me to there.”

Months later, Mr. Hollingsworth passed away and his brother in arm kept his word.

Mr. Cox’s son Bill posted a photo to Facebook and below the photo he wrote: “My 83-year-old father, Master Sergeant William H.Cox, USMC, Retired, honoring one of his Vietnam brothers, First Sergeant James J. Hollingsworth (Hollie). They made a pact to stay in touch if they survived their tour, and they did. Both were door gunners, and dad was the only enlisted man in VMO-2 to be awarded the DFC in Vietnam. ”

“He has to use a cane most of the time now, but he insisted on not using it during his vigil at the casket and at the funeral.”

True heroes! This is a great story of true military friendship honor and respect for your brothers and sisters who serve this great country of ours. In these times of hatefulness, this is a story of love.

These are real men who know what HONOR means! God Bless You and Thank You for your service brothers!

Semper Fi!

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Natalie Dagenhardt

Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for  Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot," and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do," drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a "constitutional conservative".

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