This is the most disgusting thing ever. A war hero comes home in a casket and people boo the family? I don’t think so!
Stewart Perry is a former Marine. His son, Sgt. John Perry, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Saturday. Sgt. Perry came across the suicide bomber as he was targeting a 5K Veterans Day run at Bagram Airfield. The Islamist detonated his bomb early.
Besides Sgt. Perry, Pfc. Tyler Iubelt and two American contractors were also killed. Sixteen other servicemen were wounded along with a Polish soldier.
Sgt. Perry’s father and his family were on a flight out of Sacramento. The flight, which was heading to Phoenix, was 45 minutes behind schedule. The captain had announced that there was a Gold Star family on board.
When the American Airlines flight arrived in Phoenix, the captain told the passengers to stay in their seats so the Perry family could leave first.
Stewart Perry was in the first class section, and when the captain made the announcement, others in the section began “booing and hissing.” “Some people were saying ‘This is just baloney,’ and ‘I paid for first-class for this?’ ”
Sgt. John Perry was killed on Saturday in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber.
His father, Stewart Perry, mourned the loss of his son at a service on Thursday.
“Most importantly, I want people to know about the heroic thing that my son did,” he said.
His son stumbled on the suicide bomber before he could reach his target, a soldiers’ 5K Veterans Day run.
“He would have killed possibly 100, 200, who knows?” Perry said.
Perry said his son’s death comes comes at a time military service is facing disrespect. He said his family was even booed on the flight to bring his son’s body home over a delay.
“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.
Perry said his son’s death also underscores why the American flag is sacred for service members, not just a symbol for protest.
“It’s not for protest – it’s for the death of the people that are saving us. That’s what it’s for,” he said.
Stewart Perry was obviously referencing 49er Colin Kaepernick’s and other NFL players’ sitting or kneeling during the anthem. Sgt. Perry’s father also had choice words aimed at Hillary and Obama because “People don’t want to talk about the terrorism that killed my kid.”
Now that he’s a Gold Star father, Perry understandably doesn’t believe Trump should have said anything to the Muslim Gold Star parents who Hillary invited to the Democratic National Convention to attack Trump.
Most of Perry’s criticism was aimed at the left, though, which leads us to believe he still supports Trump who calls out radical Islamic terror and is highly critical of those sitting during the national anthem. Trump is supported by many other Gold Star families who met with him in August.
The family was able to catch the connecting flight in Phoenix because another pilot waited for them after the booing incident. Had the pilot not waited, the family would’ve missed Sgt. Perry’s body which was arriving in Dover.
What kind of scumbags boo the family of a hero who lost his life saving others? Some California Hillary voters for sure. Disgusting.
May Sgt. Perry rest in peace, and his family find solace knowing their son died a hero.
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