This is an awesome story of comradery between two Marines. h/t wbir.com
William Cox and James Hollingsworth were in a bunker being mortared by the North Vietnamese on New Year’s Eve 1968. In the midst of the chaos, they made a pledge to contact each other every year on New Year’s if they survived the war.
For almost 50 years, they kept that promise. And when Hollingsworth died earlier this year, Cox kept one more promise to Hollingsworth. He stood guard and delivered the eulogy at his funeral.
Cox had promised to do this upon Hollingsworth’s request after the latter had come down with a terminal illness.
Cox reflected on his promise:
“There’s a bond between Marines that’s different from any other branch of service. We’re like brothers,” he said.
We thank both of these Marines for their service to our country. And we salute William Cox for demonstrating what true friendship means.
image courtesy of wbir.com