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Monday, May 23, 2016

200 Stranded Marines Needed A Plane Ride Home, Here’s How Donald Trump Responded

When Corporal Ryan Stickney and 200 of his fellow Marines prepared to return to their families after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a logistics error forced them to turn to a surprising source for a ride home: Donald J. Trump.

Today, Stickney would like to say "thank you."

Stickney (left), was a squad leader in a TOW company of a Marine reserve unit based in Miami, FL and spent approximately six months in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War between 1990 and 1991.

Upon his unit’s return to the United States, the former Marine says the group spent several weeks decompressing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before heading back to Miami.

Stickney recalls being told that a mistake had been made within the logistics unit and that an aircraft wasn’t available to take the Marines home on their scheduled departure date.

This—according to Stickney—is where Donald Trump comes in.

"The way the story was told to us was that Mr. Trump found out about it and sent the airline down to take care of us. And that’s all we knew….I remember asking 'Who is Donald Trump?' I truly didn't know anything about him," the former Marine said.



Anonymous said...

After hearing about the flat tire issue and how he paid off the home mortgage for the guy who helped him this does not surprise me at all.

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good man .

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Anonymous said...

Hillary would have done the same... well, no, she would have uh, well, I'm sure if someone had informed her of the situation... or maybe she was out of the country that day. She would have, though, if there was a jet available. But I'm sure there just wasn't one that day, and Donald beat her to it.

Yeah, that's it! Donald beat her to it! That's the story!

Anonymous said...

Obama and Hillary would have not done that.

Trump for PRESIDENT!

Anonymous said...

Hillary would have looked the other way and asked what's in it for me. As a matter of fact she would probably bump a US Marine off a plane to make room for her to fly on that plane.