First Sargent Albert Marle boarded a US Airways plane wearing his military jacket lined with medals. When Marle asked a US Airways attendant if she could hang up his ‘Dress Blues’ uniform she reportedly refused, saying coat closet was for first-class fliers only.
Many first class passengers were shocked and offered their seats to Sgt Marle, but the decorated soldier politely declined their offers and remained seated in coach.
Some even claimed the flight attendant shouted at fliers who tried to ask other attendants to hang up Sgt Marle’s decorated jacket to prevent it from wrinkling.
This blatant disrespect to Americas veterans has reached new heights, and one can’t help but thank the Obama administration for that.
‘Her response wasn’t that there’s not space in the coat closet or “I’ve hung too many jackets up”,’ said Brian Kirby, a first-class passenger on the four-hour flight.
‘It was just simply,” Our airline policy says I’m not going to do it, so I’m not going to do it.” I was really appalled at not only the way she looked at him but the way she spoke to him – in an angry way.’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Passengers on board a U.S. Airways flight from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte were outraged after they said a flight attendant mistreated an Army Ranger Thursday morning.
They told Channel 9 that First Sergeant Albert Marle asked a flight attendant if he could hangup his uniform jacket to keep it from getting wrinkled. That flight attendant said the service is available only to first class passengers and refused to let other passengers, who volunteered, to switch seats with him.
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