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Simple Acts Of Kindness

Some people get it - military service is service to all of us. From The San Diego Union Tribune:

DALLAS - Eight soldiers flying home from Iraq for two weeks of R&R flew in style instead of coach after first-class passengers offered to swap seats with them.

"The soldiers were very, very happy, and the whole aircraft had a different feeling," flight attendant Lorrie Gammon told The Dallas Morning News in Thursday's editions.

The June 29 seat-swap on American Airlines Flight 866 from Atlanta to Chicago started before boarding, when a businessman approached one of the soldiers and traded his seat.

When the swapping was done, "the other two first-class passengers wanted to give up their seats, too, but they couldn't find any more soldiers," Gammon said.

A simple "thanks" will do as well, but if you've got a first class seat it's worth looking around for a soldier.


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Wow. Makes me feel good to ... (Below threshold)

Wow. Makes me feel good to have worn the uniform.

'Course, last time I was in uniform and on a plane, I had forgotten I had my K-Bar shoved in my belt. I don't think today's security would let that happen again!




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