Father Of Slain Stockton Soldier Says Airline Passengers Booed Him On Flight Home
By Steve Large
November 17, 2016
STOCKTON (CBS13) — The father of a slain Stockton soldier is speaking out after he says his family was booed on the flight to bring his son’s body home from Afghanistan.
Sgt. John Perry died on Saturday in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber.
Stewart Perry is a father mourning the loss of a 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 100, 200, who knows?” he said.
Perry says his son’s death comes comes at a time military service is facing disrespect. He says his family was even booed on the flight to bring his son’s body home over a delay.
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