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Father Of Fallen Soldier Says Airline Passengers Booed Him And His Family On Flight

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Father Of Fallen Soldier Says Airline Passengers Booed Him And His Family On Flight

The family of a dead soldier have reportedly been booed after being let off a flight first by the pilot.

Stewart Perry and his family were flying from Sacramento to Philadelphia, where they'd pick up their son's remains.

Sgt John Perry died in Afghanistan serving his country, so when the family had to catch a connecting flight, the pilot on the plane said a 'special military family' would be allowed off first.

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Credit: CBS Sacramento

"When he made that announcement, there was some hissing and some booing behind us," Stewart said. "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."

Their 30-year-old son stopped a suicide bomber during a special 5k Veterans Day marathon, saving hundreds of people in the process.

Luckily, the Perry family made it to the Dover Air Force Base where the ceremony was held for their son's remains returned to the US.

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Featured image credit: CBS Sacramento

Topics: military, soldier

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