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Family of fallen soldier says airline passengers booed them while going to retrieve son’s remains

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The father of a fallen soldier says he was stunned with the way he was treated while trying to bring his son’s body back home.

Last Saturday, Sgt. John Perry was killed in Afghanistan during an attack by a suicide bomber.

According to CBS 13, Perry stopped the suicide bomber before he could reach his intended target, a 5K run to honor disabled veterans.

Recently, Perry’s parents were flying from Sacramento to Phoenix, then to Philadelphia.

However, Perry says the flight to Phoenix was 45 minutes later and the crew on the flight was worried the delay may force them to miss their connecting flight.

According to the Star Telegram, when the flight landed in Phoenix, the captain asked all passengers to remain seated and let a “special military family” exit the aircraft first.

Perry says several passengers in first class began to boo.

“Some people were saying, ‘This is just baloney,’ and ‘I paid for first-class for this?” he told the Star Telegram.

Perry says he was completely disgusted with the way they were treated