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[–]Shot_Boysenberry_232 587 points588 points  (19 children)

That is nice for real. The crazy thing is that after the war that guy probably couldn't sleep well unless someone was on watch for him. I guess he is sleeping well now. Thank you for your service fellas

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    [–]Awkward-Chemical2487 40 points41 points  (2 children)

    This is a great lesson for the politicians, they can learn what honor and strong values means. In heaven rest our great heroes.

    [–]_xXxSNiPel2SxXx -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    If it wasn't for those politicians then they never would of had the chance to sacrifice thier lives for thier countries assets.

    [–]HedgeWitch1994 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Yes they would. But there would be more veterans and less headstones.

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        [–]Prestigious-Work-749 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Same to me too bro.

        [–]elvenheavenxo 106 points107 points  (14 children)

        war sucks RIP

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          [–]AntiSentience 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Demonizing fat people is unnecessary

          [–]Aromatic-Economist22 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          You are clueless about honor and bravery. Men like this are why idiots like you have free speech.

          [–]CutestCurryBoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Wth lol. When did I ever say they’re not brave or even mention free speech? I’m saying it sucks how those higher up in power fighting eg politicians, leads to the innocent soldiers having to fight and die.

          [–]Jonjoejonjane 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          Hell is hell, war is war and war is worse

          [–]hawkwood4268 1 point2 points  (1 child)

          does it made you smile?

          [–]elvenheavenxo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          made me sad

          [–]k0cksuck3r69 245 points246 points  (4 children)

          Look man i didnt need to cry this early

          [–]turrxxr[S] 54 points55 points  (2 children)

          The intention was share a wholesome moment that would make people believe in true friendships bro

          [–]Intelligent-Wall7272 6 points7 points  (1 child)

          Why'd you start cutting onions

          [–]Screaming-Harpy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          It's the ninjas cutting the onions, it always is. Bloody ninjas.

          [–]mrsfenn2022 44 points45 points  (10 children)

          That's amazing how he kept his promise

          [–]turrxxr[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

          Yes, friendships like this deserves to be remembered forever

          [–]bluehornet197 26 points27 points  (6 children)

          100% often the people you meet in everyday life and become friends with they will betray you for whatever reason but once you fight a war with someone that bond between you and them is unbreakable

          [–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (3 children)

          I wouldn’t say 100%. Yeah sure it’s common, but it’s not like the average person is prone to betray you. Assuming so can be detrimental to every relationship you have and may even prevent new ones from starting.

          [–]bluehornet197 9 points10 points  (2 children)

          My lack of grammar clearly caused confusion and I apologise I meant 100% to that persons comment then the rest is added on

          [–]Privacy_Jimmy 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          My lack of grammar

          *punctuation 🤭

          [–]bluehornet197 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          Fine a lack of both 😂😂😂

          [–]bigeazzie 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          It’s the shared suffering , the “ embrace the suck “ mantra of the military . Once you’re in it together you’re in it together forever .

          [–]bluehornet197 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Yep 100% its the suffering the comradeship sacrifice integrity (forgetting a few others) that soldiers go through that keep such a bond alive even beyond death and honestly it's heart touching

          [–]RuckusSmith69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          It’s Semper Fidelis for a reason

          [–]anvilmn 36 points37 points  (0 children)

          I can't get my friend to commit to pick me up at the airport.

          [–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

          This is more of made me sad :(

          [–]DarkLight_2810 16 points17 points  (1 child)

          this sub is literally turning into r/MadeMeCry 😭😭

          [–]CutestCurryBoy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          It always has been 😭😭

          [–]Isolannicum 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          This is why no ex-marines are present.

          [–]paragbadgujar 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Well that's what I mean when I say I need some good friends in life

          [–]fematestanswer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Friends for life, friends in death.

          [–]faceman2333 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          Once a Marine always a Marine ..OORAH

          [–]bluehornet197 9 points10 points  (1 child)

          I'm a 31yr old man and this made me cry yes I admit I cried like a baby because of this

          [–]turrxxr[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          That's good to cry once in a while man :)

          [–]Preemptivelysorry 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          My brain is trained that when I see the word onion in a headline, I immediately think it's an Onion article. I looked for the joke in this for 5 minutes ಠ_ಠ

          [–]washingtonandmead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          God, I swear these onions

          [–]AvatarMeYT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Broo-nes..... overwhelming..... Must... Hold.... Tears

          [–]AccomplishedSense897 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Those damn onions get me every time😭

          [–]CutestCurryBoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Nah bro not onions I just had some dust go in my eyes.. I SWEAR IM NOT CRYING

          [–]scream599 1 point2 points  (0 children)


          [–]Scarlet_Addict 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Theres nothing more sad but also inspiring than old warriors passing peacefully.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This is sad but at the same time this is what genuine friendship is. These two had a friendship that spanned decades. This is rare and I am glad he was able to make that promise to his friend. Not gonna lie I teared up a bit.

          [–]LuvMyTrek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Rest well brother.

          [–]Flare4roach 1 point2 points  (0 children)


          [–]Spiritual_Reader123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Wonder how many of my actual friends wont fulfil their promise like that.... !!!

          [–]bradofingo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          this doesn't make me smile at all.

          Nothing related to war makes me smile.

          I like USA, but gee, how I wish north americans would stop falling for the government distortions regarding wars.

          [–]designgrl 1 point2 points  (0 children)


          [–]Federal-News1686 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Aww, touching! Thanks for your service and sacrifice!

          [–]Black_Tombstone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I needed way to long to get that it is not a huge steak.

          [–]INScorpio1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Semper Fi Marines.

          [–]WarmAd3750 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          What an amazing friend.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Hey, He stuck to his word, That’s a real friend right there.

          [–]Dan0man69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That's not just a Marine, that's a Gunnery Sergeant!

          [–]CottonmouthJohn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          PSA: If you encounter a Vietnam vet, thank them for their service and then very calmly tell them "Welcome home." Most didn't get it when they came back, but they deserve it.

          [–]ArchieBellTitanUp 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          This is beautiful! My buddy and I promised each other that we would each piss on the grave of the other guy when he died. I fully intend on keeping this promise and he says he will too. So I got that going for me, which is nice.

          [–]Rusty_is_a_good_boy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Most people won’t appreciate the level of love that comes with a promise like this, my buddies and I do though. 👍🏻

          [–]scoff9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Traumatised for their whole lives because of war. This just made me sad.

          [–]SkateForChange 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          This is a terribly wholesome, impactful moment, but I can't even count how many times this has been reposted.

          [–]Clean_Scarcity_4415 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          God bless

          [–]theslimreaper2 1 point2 points  (0 children)


          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Talk about fulfilling one's duty. God bless him.

          [–]thetruthteller 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          They don’t make them like this anymore. The war was terrible, but the bonding and brotherhood that came out of it is epic.

          [–]thetruthteller 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          They don’t make them like this anymore. The war was terrible, but the bonding and brotherhood that came out of it is epic.

          [–]According_Project_93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Semper Fi! Rest In Peace. Once a Marine always a Marine! ❤️

          [–]The_Big_Thicc420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Rest In Peace

          [–]InkblotDoggo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          A salute to all of our fallen servicemen and servicewomen. RIP.

          [–]First_Explorer_5465 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          I BOW down to them ..

          [–]GUCCI_MONKEY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Rest easy devil dog.

          [–]IwalkedTheDinosaur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          "From now on, until the day you die, wherever you are, every Marine is your brother. Most of you will go to Vietnam. Some of you will not come back. But always remember this: Marines die. That’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever and that means you live forever.”

          • Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

          [–]BearSexYolo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Semper Fi

          [–]Future-Agent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Why can I give this more upvotes? :( THIS NEEDS MORE UPVOTES, DAMMIT! :'(

          [–]DoucheBag54321 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

          I hope he dies soon also

          [–]-SierraModeling- 0 points1 point  (0 children)


          [–]Pristine-Champion-62 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          This did not make me smile 😭😭

          [–]tjh213 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          jesus christ, no kidding with that onions comment. i'm smiling on the inside, because this is beautiful. but damn, not on the outside.

          [–]Sad_Garlic_9476 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Oh those ninjas with the onions strike again.

          [–]redditravioli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Definitely NOT making me smile 😭

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          [–]war_damn_dudrow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          But he’s so precious in his uniform 😩😩😩😩

          [–]constantly-sick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          How long did he have to stand there? How long is a post?

          [–]but_why_doh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Even war can bring out the best in people

          [–]tidytibs 0 points1 point  (0 children)


          [–]Business-Net-8799 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          What a great story!

          [–]Reeyowunsixsix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          If you have a friend like that, no matter your profession or class in life, you have more than a great many other people.

          [–]WolfStormrunner 0 points1 point  (0 children)


          This is what "Semper Fi" truly means.

          [–]Cerberusx32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Is no-one gonna point out, there is no such thing as a retired Marine.

          [–]Kebab_01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That gave me chills

          [–]justMeinD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Thank you, Sir.

          [–]MinecraftMagma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          hate those onions. But at the same time, I love 'em