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An Iraq Soldier’s Day at Chicago O’Hare (Vanity)
Me | 2-7-2007 | Me

Posted on 02/07/2007 7:39:43 PM PST by COEXERJ145

This past Sunday I was flying through Chicago from Houston. While I was waiting at Chicago O’Hare for my flight to Springfield, a flight at an adjoining gate was preparing to board. Sitting amongst all the people waiting on their flights was one soldier.

The United Airlines gate agent announced that they were preparing to board a flight starting with first class. However, before first class could begin boarding she said “But before we begin boarding first class, United would like to allow” (and I cannot for the life of me remember the soldier’s name) “who just came home from Iraq to board before the rest of the first class passengers.” Everyone in that area of the terminal erupted into applause.

I just wanted to share this story as I think it was nice what United did as well as everyone in the terminal showing respect for a man who had been risking his life to defend this nation.


TOPICS: US: Illinois; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chicago; freedomfighters; heroes; supportthetroops; unitedairlines
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1 posted on 02/07/2007 7:39:44 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: onyx

Ping


2 posted on 02/07/2007 7:40:30 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Very moving story. Thanks for sharing this with us. God bless our troops.


3 posted on 02/07/2007 7:41:54 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: COEXERJ145

Good for United. He deserves the thanks.


4 posted on 02/07/2007 7:44:02 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (We are going to win!))
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To: jveritas

Seeing how negative FR is as of late, I wanted to have a positive thread.


5 posted on 02/07/2007 7:44:17 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: jveritas
Check this out.
6 posted on 02/07/2007 7:44:26 PM PST by isthisnickcool (I own your children! ---RICK PERRY)
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To: COEXERJ145

Cool!


7 posted on 02/07/2007 7:44:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: COEXERJ145; tomkow6; tongue-tied; All

OH TOmkow you going love this


8 posted on 02/07/2007 7:45:02 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: COEXERJ145; freema; Just A Nobody; RedRover; smoothsailing

Thanks for posting your account regarding one of America's finest.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 7:46:40 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: COEXERJ145

thanks!

We needed the positive uplift!


10 posted on 02/07/2007 7:48:58 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Oprah is a phony money grubbing self centered sleeze ..Now we see how you made your 1.5 Billion!!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Amen. We need to publish all the positive news.


11 posted on 02/07/2007 7:49:02 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: COEXERJ145

Great story.


12 posted on 02/07/2007 7:50:20 PM PST by jwalsh07 (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: COEXERJ145

Sweet!


13 posted on 02/07/2007 7:52:24 PM PST by One_American
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To: isthisnickcool

Another great story.


14 posted on 02/07/2007 7:52:38 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: Howlin; GretchenM

I think your ping lists might LIKE this!


15 posted on 02/07/2007 7:52:42 PM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: COEXERJ145

Yeah...Thanks VERY much for posting this!


16 posted on 02/07/2007 7:52:53 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Wow! What a great story!


17 posted on 02/07/2007 7:53:09 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: COEXERJ145

Fantastic!!!


18 posted on 02/07/2007 7:55:25 PM PST by stbdside
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To: COEXERJ145

Fantastic to hear that it is still happening!

God bless the troops!


19 posted on 02/07/2007 8:00:11 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support the Troops!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Thanks for sharing this and Kudos to United..


20 posted on 02/07/2007 8:00:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: COEXERJ145
The Democrat "supporters" must not have been there to spit on him.

Oh, that's right. THIS time around, they support the TROOPS but not the WAR. I keep getting mixed up on that ...

21 posted on 02/07/2007 8:03:21 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: COEXERJ145

Very nice...thanks for the post. Way to go Airport people....good job!


22 posted on 02/07/2007 8:07:42 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: isthisnickcool

Thank you for tipping us off! That is great! I hope people check it out!


23 posted on 02/07/2007 8:14:48 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support the Troops!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Great story, thank you for sharing.


24 posted on 02/07/2007 8:15:16 PM PST by Rheo
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To: COEXERJ145

NICE!!!


25 posted on 02/07/2007 8:15:49 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: COEXERJ145

NICE, NICE Post!

Thank you and Way To Go, United Airlines!!!!


26 posted on 02/07/2007 8:24:39 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Mo1; Txsleuth; Howlin; ohioWfan; Peach; Miss Marple; STARWISE; COEXERJ145

Happy PING.


27 posted on 02/07/2007 8:32:19 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: COEXERJ145

WOW .. What a great story!!!

Thanks for sharing


28 posted on 02/07/2007 8:35:04 PM PST by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: COEXERJ145; onyx
Oh..........this is WONDERFUL!

People still know that these are our HEROES!

Thanks for the post and the ping!

29 posted on 02/07/2007 8:36:26 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: COEXERJ145; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ~Vor~; 1Mike; 1stMarylandRegiment; 3catsanadog; A CA Guy; ...
Something good to read, for a change!
30 posted on 02/07/2007 8:37:58 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Great post...thanks for sharing.


31 posted on 02/07/2007 8:38:04 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: ohioWfan

I like to go to bed knowing that our troops are appreciated.


32 posted on 02/07/2007 8:38:31 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: COEXERJ145; jazusamo
Thank you for sharing your personal account of this awesome story!!! Good for United!

Jaz, thanks for the ping to this must read post!

33 posted on 02/07/2007 8:39:00 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping! What a great post!


34 posted on 02/07/2007 8:40:06 PM PST by StarCMC (After the attacks of 9/11, profiling Muslims is more like profiling the Klan. - Ann Coulter)
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To: IronJack
THIS time around, they support the TROOPS but not the WAR.

That is just a bunch of words to them - AND - they STILL SPIT on the troops!

35 posted on 02/07/2007 8:40:08 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: COEXERJ145

What a wonderful story!!! I love it.


36 posted on 02/07/2007 8:41:15 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: onyx; mystery-ak; mike1sg; Allegra; txradioguy; MikefromOhio
Indeed! (Which is just what I'm doing right now!)

Good stuff!

37 posted on 02/07/2007 8:41:26 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: ohioWfan

Me too. :0)


38 posted on 02/07/2007 8:42:03 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: onyx

G'nite!


39 posted on 02/07/2007 8:44:15 PM PST by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops!!)
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To: COEXERJ145

Thanks for sharing!


40 posted on 02/07/2007 8:46:10 PM PST by Loud Mime (“War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision." Gen Douglas Mac Arthur)
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To: COEXERJ145

Thanks for posting this.....It's so nice to know that human decency is not dead.


42 posted on 02/07/2007 8:50:52 PM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: COEXERJ145; leadpenny; Steel Wolf
Wow, what a lovely story! You made my day. I'll have to fly United more often.

Yup, FR has been very negative of late. Just people pointing out the negative with NO POSITIVE COMMENTS OR SOLUTIONS, even though they claim expertise in their field. Oh well, I guess they are not expert enough to change things for the positive. ;)

But you did your fair share by posting this story. Your thread was most welcome. Again thank you. What a wonderful thing to witness. : )
43 posted on 02/07/2007 8:56:09 PM PST by Chgogal (Jihadists love death while the West loves life. Well then, let's give the Jihadist death.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Thanks for sharing your story. It's good to see appreciation for the soldier's service.


44 posted on 02/07/2007 9:00:20 PM PST by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Oh, this is good to hear! Patriotism and appreciation of our troops is still alive and well. Sometimes you wonder....


45 posted on 02/07/2007 9:02:33 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate
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To: COEXERJ145; jan in Colorado

Thanks for posting such a great story. It helps to overcome a recent negative airport/military experience.

When my brother arrived from Iraq on leave, his daughter came running toward him with joy. I guess the TSA had a report of a blonde, blue-eyed 2-year-old security threat, since they quite roughly nabbed the poor kid and terrified her!


46 posted on 02/07/2007 9:05:57 PM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: COEXERJ145
Well you did the trick for a positive thread. :o) Thank you!

I hope this soldier lets his buddies back in Iraq know about this. They need to hear it.

47 posted on 02/07/2007 9:06:19 PM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: COEXERJ145

Ok,all you soldiers,sailors,airmen,marines,and veterans;Let's hear it for Umited and for the troops!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!(Take that,Mr arkin)


48 posted on 02/07/2007 9:13:07 PM PST by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned vehicle is still a USED CAR!)
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To: COEXERJ145; Kathy in Alaska; SandRat; LUV W

Great post!
Thanks!
A bump and a PING!!
Ms.B


49 posted on 02/07/2007 10:07:29 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (women who behave rarely make history)
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To: COEXERJ145

Bravo.


50 posted on 02/07/2007 10:11:25 PM PST by blam
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