A veteran member of the U.S. Marine Corps issued a special message to President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and retired General James Mattis, in what appears to be some final words from his death bed.
In a video that’s been going viral on social media, the dying marine reflected on his career in the service and voiced gratitude to President Trump and Vice President Pence for their leadership before giving “one request” to General Mattis.
As transcribed from the video, the unidentified veteran stated the following:
“President Trump, Vice President Pence and General Mattis: I would like to say that the greatest honor of my life has been to wage this battle with you.
“I have been prouder of being a marine than anything I have ever done in my life. Having a hand in some small way and fighting for my country has meant the world to me. There is no greater honor for me to have great men like you leading this country back to its foundation and back to God.
“President Trump, I have no doubt in my heart and in my mind that you will be perhaps the greatest President in the history of our country.” Continued Below
“Vice President Pence, I am so honored to call you my Vice President. You are an incredibly good man and probably the only Vice President in 150 years to have any brains. And I appreciate that. Without your candor and your honesty from both of you men is as much needed in this day and time.
“General Mattis, sir, it appears that I am now out of ammunition but I continue to fight with my last breath. I do not fear death because I know where I’m going and I’m only going home for a rest.
“It’s you people here — the good people of America whom I cry — my loved ones and my friends and the sacrifices they must continue to make in this fight to restore our country. Dying is the easy part. Dying is the comforting part if you know who your God is and you know that He holds your hand and I do. I praise God for a wonderful life, so many wonderful blessings that I have known and so many wonderfully kind and loving people in this country whom I have met during my fight for this country.” Continued Below
“I want you to know, each and every one of you, that we have taken on a challenge that has only just begun. The real battle lies ahead. And General Mattis, I have one request, sir, and that is give them hell and Semper Fi. God Bless.”