U.S. Airways Under Fire for Disrespecting Iraq War Vet and His Service Dog
A U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran was verbally attacked by a U.S. Airways Steward on a flight over a disagreement concerning the veteran’s service dog, leaving the veteran fuming and embarrassed. According to other passengers the steward was way out of line.
Apparently the steward didn’t like the fact that the veteran’s dog put his paws on an empty seat.
An Iraq veteran is angry and upset with U.S. Airways after he says he and his service dog were mistreated on a recent flight from Florida to Detroit.
Ex-Marine Eric Calley, from Williamston, Michigan, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after serving two tours of duty.
His constant companion nowadays is a Doberman pinscher called Sun, who is specially trained to help him with his PTSD. She goes everywhere with him including on the December 7 flight.
Calley was sitting in coach when a flight attendant from first class walked over and repeatedly yelled at him because Sun had put her front paws on an empty seat next to him during some turbulence.
The flight attendant was so apparently rude that a dozen or so passengers got involved and some filed complaints when they landed.
‘It was blatant disrespect. I couldn’t just sit there and not say something,’ said Chuck Aaron of Charlotte, Mich., who also served in Iraq.
Let’s hope U.S. Airways makes this right.
Warner Todd Huston
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