A passenger on a Delta flight to Hatsfield-Jackson International airport learned that Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of the Green Berets killed earlier this month in Niger, was on board the flight. Pamela Gaudry wished to honor the fallen by singing the national anthem with fellow passengers while the casket was being taken off the flight.
She was told by a Delta flight attendant that it was against company policy. The passengers were instructed to remain seated and quiet when they arrived at their destination.
“I’m humiliated by my lack of courage to sing the national anthem in my own country on American soil, with a deceased soldier on the plane…”, Doctor Gaudry said in the video she posted onFacebook. More
Delta now claims it has no such policy and has stated that it will train its employees on how to handle these situations in the future.