Family of slain soldier booed on plane while traveling to get his remains


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Passengers on board an American Airlines flight booed when the airline made accommodations to help a family traveling to retrieve a family member killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The Dallas Morning News reports.

Sgt. John Perry, a 30-year-old father of two, was killed Nov. 12 by a suicide bomber on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Fort Hood soldier Pfc. Tyle Iubelt and two other American contractors were also killed in the attack.

Perry’s father, mother and sister were flying from Sacramento to Philadelphia to retrieve his remains in Delaware, but their flight from Sacramento was 45 minutes behind schedule.

The  flight crew worried the delay would cause the family to miss their connecting flight in Phoenix and prevent them from being there when Perry’s remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base.

When the plane arrived in Arizona, the captain asked everyone on board to let the “special military family” off first so they could catch their next flight.

As the Perry family made their way off the plane from their first-class seats, other passengers began to complain and boo them, said the slain soldier’s father, Stewart Perry.

Perry said, “Some people were saying, ‘This is just baloney,’ and ‘I paid for first-class for this?'”

Anyone wanna bet those were Hillary supporters complaining about having to do something nice for a military family mourning the loss of a slain soldier?



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