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Passengers refuse to give seats to family of slain soldier heading to his funeral

Whiskey tango foxtrot time. This is the flip side of all those stories we hear of heartfelt salutes to the caskets of soldiers heading home: According to this column, passengers on a flight at Washington’s National Airport refused to give up their seats to the family of a soldier trying to get from Dover, Delaware ...

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Whiskey tango foxtrot time. This is the flip side of all those stories we hear of heartfelt salutes to the caskets of soldiers heading home: According to this column, passengers on a flight at Washington’s National Airport refused to give up their seats to the family of a soldier trying to get from Dover, Delaware (you know why they were there) to his funeral.

Good commentary about it on this blog here, which I hadn’t seen before.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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