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KC-TBB
05-22-2009, 01:35 PM
I flew home from Denver on a United Flight getting into KC (MCI) yesterday at about 3pm. I had noticed an army Master Sgt. onboard in the first row of 1st class when I boarded, noded at him and went to my seat, not thinking much of it. When our flight arrived and we taxied up to the terminal we could all see a line of Military (Green) vans, several police cars and a white hearse all lined up on the tarmac next to where we were pulling in. It was at that moment that you could hear kind of a hush fall over the plane. United allowed the solgier to depart first and we never saw him again...as we all waited for our luggage inside a lady from United went around and quietly told us all that the luggage would be delayed as they had special cargo aboard the plane that had to be unloaded first. As a Viet Nam veteran I cannot express how touching everyone's quietness and 'non complaining' was as we all new what the 'special cargo' was.
It was quite awakening on the Memorial Day weekend to have traveled home with a hero. I am not sure why he would be coming to KC via Denver and watched the news to see if I could find out more, but have yet to see anything. I just want to end this with a Thank you to all veterans who have served in ANY capacity and a special Thank You and prayer to all of the familes of those who 'gave all'. God Bless America and the Brave that keep uo safe.

Dayze
05-22-2009, 02:12 PM
that's a cool story; thanks.

raybec 4
05-22-2009, 02:16 PM
I flew home from Denver on a United Flight getting into KC (MCI) yesterday at about 3pm. I had noticed an army Master Sgt. onboard in the first row of 1st class when I boarded, noded at him and went to my seat, not thinking much of it. When our flight arrived and we taxied up to the terminal we could all see a line of Military (Green) vans, several police cars and a white hearse all lined up on the tarmac next to where we were pulling in. It was at that moment that you could hear kind of a hush fall over the plane. United allowed the solgier to depart first and we never saw him again...as we all waited for our luggage inside a lady from United went around and quietly told us all that the luggage would be delayed as they had special cargo aboard the plane that had to be unloaded first. As a Viet Nam veteran I cannot express how touching everyone's quietness and 'non complaining' was as we all new what the 'special cargo' was.
It was quite awakening on the Memorial Day weekend to have traveled home with a hero. I am not sure why he would be coming to KC via Denver and watched the news to see if I could find out more, but have yet to see anything. I just want to end this with a Thank you to all veterans who have served in ANY capacity and a special Thank You and prayer to all of the familes of those who 'gave all'. God Bless America and the Brave that keep uo safe.

Thank you for your service as well. Viet Nam vets are the most under appreciated group of people in our country. I thank you sincerely.

Marcellus
05-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Kind of puts things into perspective. Memorial Day is supposed to mean something besides a 3 day weekend.

Gonzo
05-22-2009, 02:19 PM
Thank you for your service as well. Viet Nam vets are the most under appreciated group of people in our country. I thank you sincerely.

This

CoMoChief
05-22-2009, 02:27 PM
United allowed the solgier.

Oh god.

MOhillbilly
05-22-2009, 02:28 PM
Thank you for your service as well. Viet Nam vets are the most under appreciated group of people in our country. I thank you sincerely.

Korea

Demonpenz
05-22-2009, 02:32 PM
Korea

Yeah people write songs movies and I think everyone has tried to make amends for vietnam as that was a brutal time in America. I think everyone knows how people pissed on those vets when they came back and try to do anything they can to help them out. Korea is just...forgotten

Gonzo
05-22-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh god.

This is the one thing you pulled from that post?

CoMoChief
05-22-2009, 02:35 PM
This is the one thing you pulled from that post?

Yeah why does that make me un-American or something?

MOhillbilly
05-22-2009, 02:42 PM
Yeah why does that make me un-American or something?

just makes you a fucktard.

CoMoChief
05-22-2009, 02:43 PM
just makes you a ****tard.

Not really. I read the whole post.

Hydrae
05-22-2009, 02:44 PM
Sobering

Sandyskc
05-22-2009, 02:49 PM
Thank you for the story and your service.

Donger
05-22-2009, 02:53 PM
I flew home from Denver on a United Flight getting into KC (MCI) yesterday at about 3pm. I had noticed an army Master Sgt. onboard in the first row of 1st class when I boarded, noded at him and went to my seat, not thinking much of it. When our flight arrived and we taxied up to the terminal we could all see a line of Military (Green) vans, several police cars and a white hearse all lined up on the tarmac next to where we were pulling in. It was at that moment that you could hear kind of a hush fall over the plane. United allowed the solgier to depart first and we never saw him again...as we all waited for our luggage inside a lady from United went around and quietly told us all that the luggage would be delayed as they had special cargo aboard the plane that had to be unloaded first. As a Viet Nam veteran I cannot express how touching everyone's quietness and 'non complaining' was as we all new what the 'special cargo' was.
It was quite awakening on the Memorial Day weekend to have traveled home with a hero. I am not sure why he would be coming to KC via Denver and watched the news to see if I could find out more, but have yet to see anything. I just want to end this with a Thank you to all veterans who have served in ANY capacity and a special Thank You and prayer to all of the familes of those who 'gave all'. God Bless America and the Brave that keep uo safe.

Gulp. I'm glad that no one complained. Thank you for your service, and all those who have served and are serving now.

The Bad Guy
05-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Not really. I read the whole post.

You are a scum.

Thank you for your service KC.

raybec 4
05-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Korea

Excellent point, they were forgotten but they were never cursed either.

damaticous
05-22-2009, 04:19 PM
Thank you all who have served in the military at any capacity at any time. Because of you, we can live free.

Reminds me I need to be especially nice to my girlfriend who served in the Army reserves as a mechanic right before the first Iraq war. Better get her something special huh?

bevischief
05-22-2009, 05:20 PM
Served 95-99. Thank you all for remembering those of us who did not return and those of us who have served all services both active and reserve, and all veterans of all wars before.

Stanley Nickels
05-22-2009, 05:28 PM
Not really. I read the whole post.

You do a lot of douchey shit.

This is top 5 though.

Congrats.

OmegaRed
05-22-2009, 05:50 PM
I flew home from Denver on a United Flight getting into KC (MCI) yesterday at about 3pm. I had noticed an army Master Sgt. onboard in the first row of 1st class when I boarded, noded at him and went to my seat, not thinking much of it. When our flight arrived and we taxied up to the terminal we could all see a line of Military (Green) vans, several police cars and a white hearse all lined up on the tarmac next to where we were pulling in. It was at that moment that you could hear kind of a hush fall over the plane. United allowed the solgier to depart first and we never saw him again...as we all waited for our luggage inside a lady from United went around and quietly told us all that the luggage would be delayed as they had special cargo aboard the plane that had to be unloaded first. As a Viet Nam veteran I cannot express how touching everyone's quietness and 'non complaining' was as we all new what the 'special cargo' was.
It was quite awakening on the Memorial Day weekend to have traveled home with a hero. I am not sure why he would be coming to KC via Denver and watched the news to see if I could find out more, but have yet to see anything. I just want to end this with a Thank you to all veterans who have served in ANY capacity and a special Thank You and prayer to all of the familes of those who 'gave all'. God Bless America and the Brave that keep uo safe.


Reminds me of a very good movie I just saw.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019454/