There has to be more to the story. I fly Delta all the time and they are very respectful of vets.
I’ve seen multiple cases where they gave special treatment to vets.
And I hope more of the story comes out. Perhaps some others on Free Republic can ferret out more of this story. I cannot conceive that an airline like Delta would tolerate this.
Two other people in first class offered their seats to them, but were rebuffed and told they had to take off.
When I see a soldier in line at the food court or somethign in an airport I always pay for his meal and tell him thanks for his service.
I get way more out of it than they do, I guarantee that. But the grateful responses are very nice.