It is always sad to hear of man or woman that put their life on the line and survived his or her tour of duty to die of any other reason than natural causes.
Thanks to Democrats, however, that is the exact fate of a Marine veteran who fought in Vietnam.
Another Hit and Run
Far too many Americans die at the hand of illegals in this country who are behind the wheel.
It seems as though every week, if not several times a week, a DUI or a hit-and-run accident is reported involving an illegal that killed someone in this manner.
Samuel W. Jackson fought bravely for his country and was extremely proud of the fact that he served his country as a Marine.
That, however, meant nothing to Nemias Perez Severiano, who allegedly ran Jackson down as he was attempting to get into his car.
Severiano never stopped, leaving Jackson lying in a Norristown, PA street like a dog, a death the brave veteran surely did not deserve.
According to reports, Jackson was drug an estimated 50 feet after he was hit, so the illegal surely knew he had hit the man, yet he continued to drive away without a care.
Severiano told police, after he was arrested, that he had been drinking and may have still been a little drunk when he hit Jackson.
Outpouring of Support
Marines are a special bunch in this country and they come out of the woodwork to help a fellow brother in need.
Jackson apparently no longer had his dress uniform but his partner of two decades, Debbie Campbell, wanted him buried in a dress uniform because of Jackson’s love of the Marines.
When word of the request went out, Marines all over the country offered up their dress blues so Jackson could be buried like a Marine.
Doug Franks was one of those that responded, and he donated every item of his dress blues and a jar of sand from Iwo Jima to be buried with Jackson.
Jackson is survived by five children and seven grandchildren.
Rest in peace, Marine, you deserved far better.