According to Perry, several first class passengers began booing when they learned they wouldn’t be getting off the plane first. Perry said he’s troubled by the attitude towards Gold Star families as of late, particularly by the president-elect.
The family of a U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 12 was reportedly booed by first class passengers for delaying a flight that was taking them to be reunited with their son’s remains.
Stewart Perry, the father of 30-year-old Sgt. John Perry, said he and his wife were flying on an American Airlines flight to Philadelphia from Sacramento when the incident occurred, according to the Daily Mail. The trip had a layover in Phoenix, and their first flight was 45 minutes late.
The crew was afraid the family would miss their connecting flight and arrive late to meet their son’s remains, so they arranged for passengers to stay seated…