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Passengers aboard plane salute fallen 'hero'
Boston Globe ^ | 9/26/2005 | Adrienne Samuels

Posted on 09/26/2005 6:23:52 AM PDT by cwiz24

When Delta Flight 1880 landed late Saturday at Logan International Airport, the pilot went on the intercom to make a request of the passengers preparing to grab their carry-on bags: Sit for a moment and honor a fallen soldier.

''The pilot said, 'We have a hero on this flight and sadly, he isn't with us, but his mother is escorting his remains,' " said Barbara Bell, sister of Sergeant Pierre A. Raymond, 28, an Army reservist from Lawrence who died Tuesday in Germany after being wounded in Iraq.

The normal bustle of an emptying airplane immediately ceased, she said.

''He went on to say that 'a sergeant from the Army is escorting them as well', and then [the pilot] thanked him for doing what he did and for keeping us safe and free."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: dal; fallen; iraq; momentofsilence; oif; soldier; tribute; welcomehome
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To: The Phantom FReeper
Something happened to my computer screen. It just started getting all blurry.

Mine too!

21 posted on 09/26/2005 6:36:58 AM PDT by RAY (John Roberts, Chief Justice, The U.S. Supreme Court -- good move!)
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To: Republic; Pukin Dog
This pilot is an A-grade American.

Pukin Dog?

22 posted on 09/26/2005 6:37:02 AM PDT by CedarDave (Support the Troops Rally 9/25 -- Gold Star Families supporting our troops, God less them all)
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To: CedarDave

Early morning fog...correcting tagline...


23 posted on 09/26/2005 6:38:05 AM PDT by CedarDave (Support the Troops Rally 9/25 -- Gold Star Families supporting our troops, God bless them all)
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To: CedarDave

Pukin Dog is also an A-grade American on the 'republic scale', :^)


24 posted on 09/26/2005 6:38:25 AM PDT by Republic
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To: cwiz24

If there had been some anti American, Cindy Sheehan-loving people on that plane I suppose they would have booed, and harassed the mother.


25 posted on 09/26/2005 6:38:55 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: FrPR
Goebbels says: "the important thjing is not to subvert or insult the people, but to make them lose faith in their leader... That is the most efficient way to conquer the peoples' beliefs, their fundamental ideologies..."

That is very interesting.

27 posted on 09/26/2005 6:41:39 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: The Phantom FReeper

Phantom, same thing happened to my screen too.


28 posted on 09/26/2005 6:42:20 AM PDT by CharlesMiller ("If you're checking me, we're gonna lose." Me at the airport for pat down number 23.)
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To: cwiz24

"I love how the Boston Globe feels it necessary to put hero in quotation marks. Classy."

The heros of teh Globe must pass the test of being Democrat politicians, or their hangers on, thus John Kerry, Swift Boat Hero.


29 posted on 09/26/2005 6:42:34 AM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: agrace

We can only hope we will continue to see this recognition more and more.


30 posted on 09/26/2005 6:45:06 AM PDT by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: The Phantom FReeper

Mine had that problem too. RIP soldier.


31 posted on 09/26/2005 6:46:59 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (You should post without reading once a day. If my post makes no sense, I am filling my quota.)
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To: FrPR
Thanks for the book tip.

One of the things I remember reading very young was Hitler's fascination with “ ...the power of the spoken word”.

32 posted on 09/26/2005 6:47:55 AM PDT by johnny7 (I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean sh_t.)
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To: Horatio Gates

***The last few times I flew the pilots recognized active duty troops on board coming home and the cabin filled with applause.***

The PEOPLE know.

email your President today to tell him you've got his back. He's going through hell right now with all the attacks from the left:

messages@whitehouse.gov

A few words will do the trick. Just tell him you back him up. And, YES, his people will tell him how many Americans are behind him.


33 posted on 09/26/2005 6:48:33 AM PDT by kitkat ("We're not going to let anybody frighten us from our great love of freedom." GWB, 7/22/05))
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To: kitkat
Thanks for that link!

I am going to make my T-Shirt today...

I loved the T-shirt at the anti-cindi, pro-troop mission in Crawford worn by a mom of a soldier that said on the back "My son has your back" and on the front it said something like " Sleep well tonight, America"

I am going to put on the front " President Bush has had our backs for five hard years" and on the back " Now I have your back, Mr. President, rest well."

Need to sharpen up the back message. Will work on it.

I truly love our President and his administration-top to bottom.

35 posted on 09/26/2005 6:52:59 AM PDT by Republic
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To: cwiz24
I sent her this email (not that it will do any good):

Ms Samuels,

I find it absolutely disgusting, and quite telling, that you chose to put the word "hero" in quotation marks in this story.

You may as well have included the word "alleged," as well, as that was obviously your intent.

That is example number 356,876,433 of the liberal bias of your "newspaper."

Sincerely,


37 posted on 09/26/2005 6:59:16 AM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: veronica
I emailed the author and asked her about it.Haven't heard back yet (well, it IS Monday!) but I suspect the answer about the punctuation will have to do with the pilot being quoted. A single quotation mark (') is used to enclose a quotation within a quotation. What the larger quote was is obscure and takes too much of this reader's time to discern, so the headline writer gets a bad mark in my book.

It was a good story.


How often do other freepers actually click on the link and read the whole story? I usually do...sometimes it saves me from removing my foot from my keyboard!

38 posted on 09/26/2005 7:03:07 AM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: johnny7

One fascinating fact from Hitler's Germany was how well he controlled the masses. He confiscated all the radios, and then *gave* everyone radios....that were only set to *his* frequencies.
And that explains why Hogan and Co always used a coffee pot!


39 posted on 09/26/2005 7:06:49 AM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: The Phantom FReeper

DECENCY always makes me weep. . .


40 posted on 09/26/2005 7:09:02 AM PDT by doberville
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