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Gold Star Family booed by plane passengers on flight bringing home son killed in Afghanistan


A Gold Star Family says they were booed by passengers on the plane because the flight would be delayed due to bringing home their son, a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. John Perry, 30, thwarted a suicide bomber’s attack primary target; a soldiers’ 5k Veterans Day fun run. The bomb exploded before the event killing 4 and wounding 17.

His son stumbled on the suicide bomber before he could reach his target—a soldiers’ 5K Veterans Day run.

“He would have killed 100, 200, who knows?” he said to CBS.

His father, Stewart Perry, remarked on the loss of his son saying, “Most importantly, I want people to know about the heroic thing that my son did.”

Perry, a Marine veteran, is disturbed at the disrespect veterans are facing today.

“To hear the reaction of the flight being delayed because of a Gold Star family and the first class cabin booing, that was really upsetting, and it made us cry some more,” he said.

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  1. I am so sad to read this. What a horrible experience for the family. Shame on all of the passengers and the flight crew if they didn’t stop it and set the respectful tone.
    To the family that lost their son, I appreciate your sons sacrifice.


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