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PostSubject: Soldiers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:35 pm

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. I'm glad I too have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap, I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

"Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan."

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time..

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. "No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base."

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. "'Take a lunch to all those soldiers." She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. "My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him."

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, "Which do you like best - beef or chicken?"

0A "Chicken" I replied, wondering why she asked.

She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. "This is your thanks."

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. "I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this." He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand, and said, "I want to shake your hand."

Quickly unfastening my seat belt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, "I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot." I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. "It will take you some time to reach the base. It will be about time for a sandwich.

"God Bless You."

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:05 am

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That was beautiful, babe. Just beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers   Sun May 31, 2009 7:01 am

I had a similar experience myself. I was in the 1st Gulf War and was held as a POW in Iraq for 130 days (a guest of Saddam Hussein) when I was released and finally got back to the good ole US of A, I was discharged from the Marine Corps and was catching a flight back home to Florida from Virgina. I got my ticket and was assigned a seat in the economy section of the aircraft, but unknown to me, when I was conversing with the ticket agent at baggage check-in, word filtered up to the aircraft crew that I was a POW. Before the aircraft cleared for take off, the flight attendant got up and asked me to come forward into First Class... then, made an announcement that I was a POW in Baghdad and was heading home..... the passengers on the aircraft burst into applause and hoots and backslaps and handshakes as I was walking forward to first class. There the Captain and Co-Pilot met me there and saluted me and shook my hand, and promptly put me in a seat in first class. They gave me a complimentary bottle of champaigne and served me a great steak dinner..... I never expected it. I was simply doing my job and my duty to our country. God Bless America!
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PostSubject: Re: Soldiers   Sun May 31, 2009 9:40 am

And what happened to you on that flight should be done for every single man and woman that is serving there country. I my self couldn't enlist, but I did try to.

I try to do this every time I can. I'll shank the hand of a soldier to thank them for protecting my freedoms. But that's Just me.

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