Airline Giant Disrespects US Army Ranger in a Big Way
October 10, 2014 1:35pm PST
Army First Sergeant Albert Marle is an American hero and deserves to be treated as such. Unfortunately, at least one U.S. Airways flight attendant does not agree.
Marle requested to hang his coat up when he boarded a flight from Portland, so as not to get it wrinkled. But a flight attendant quickly shot him down, saying only first class passengers had the privilege of hanging their garments. “When he asked if he could hang his coat up to keep from getting wrinkled, he had a chest full of medals- many deployments. All she had to say was, ‘Yes,’” said Cliff Autrey, a passenger abroad the same flight.
Outraged passengers offered to give up their own first class seats so that Marle could hang his coat. Others tried to ask other members of the crew if they would hang Marle’s coat, which only angered the flight attendant who had initially turned him down.
Albert Marle’s service to this country is worth far more than the price of a first class plane ticket. Do you think the flight attendant responsible for this ordeal deserves to be fired for her disrespectful treatment of a decorated Army Ranger? Sound off in the comments section.