Father of fallen soldier says plane passengers booed family

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The father of an Army soldier killed in Afghanistan says he and his family were booed as they flew to meet his son’s body coming home.

Sgt. John Perry, 30, was killed in a suicide attack at Bagram Airfield on Saturday, along with Pfc. Tyler Iubelt and two American contractors. Stewart Perry told KOVR-TV his son stopped the suicide bomber short of his target and may have saved hundreds of lives.

Perry told the Army Times the booing took place on an American Airlines flight that landed in Phoenix Monday. Perry and his family were flying from Sacramento to Dover Air Force Base.

The captain told everyone to remain seated to let the Perry family leave first to make their connection.

“When he made that announcement, there was some hissing and some booing behind us,” Perry told the Army Times.

Perry, a Marine veteran, doesn’t remember the captain telling everyone the reason they had to stay seated. He recalled the captain mentioned “military personnel.”

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10 Comments on Father of fallen soldier says plane passengers booed family

  1. The classlessness of these imbeciles makes me sick. They better hope non of their kin faces a tragedy. I wouldn’t want to lower myself to their level to boo and hiss them. Karma will do that for me.

  2. Could the left in this country be any more ignorant? Why do we bother paying for their public education? They can barely write, they don’t read, don’t understand basic math, and have absolutely no grasp of the basis of the country they’re in which they live.

  3. stupid people everywhere. 1st. class ? haha, they were all 3rd. rate people in my book. I would have run up there and told them to show some respect for the dead solider that made it possible for them to even fly in a free country.. even if they didn’t know he was on board, show respect to the family. makes me angry to see what this great nation has come to. Pray I don’t have to live much longer to see it get any worse.

  4. The Department of Defense has announced the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel at Bagram, Afghanistan.
    Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California.
    PFC Tyler Ray Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois.

    They served America. We Honor them. Continue to Give your time and work.

  5. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – George Washington

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