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23 October 2016, 12:31
Veteran's Powerful Call Moves Katie To Tears
Veterans incredibly powerful take on Sgt Blackman's imprisonment moved Katie Hopkins to tears.
This veteran's incredibly powerful take on Sgt Blackman's imprisonment moved Katie Hopkins to tears.
Gary, a former marine who served 24 years, told Katie the case makes him feel like he doesn’t know what he ever fought for.
Sergeant Blackman, also known as Marine A, is in prison for killing a member of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“Why would any mother or father want their children to join up and defend our country? It just doesn't make sense and I would not want any of my children in the forces,” Gary told Katie.
“I look back now, and I'm the most patriotic person in the country, and I have no concept now of why did I serve my country. It isn't my country any more,” he said.
“They have no idea what we go through fighting for the law and for the freedom of everybody else and they should take note of that."
Katie replied: “Gary, I don't know what to say but sorry.
"I'm just sorry I'm sorry you feel that way and I'm sorry our country's kind of let you down and...seeing what you guys go through and then for you to serve all that time and then to look back and feel that you've no idea why you did that anymore. You know I'm sorry for that, I have no other words really.”