I too went from laughing at the Hoosier jokes, sending it to a friend whose license plate says Hoosier to getting goose bumps from reading your post. The same thing happened to my youngest son when he returned from Iraq last year. He had volunteered to help others with their luggage and was surprised when he was offered someones First Class seat. He was a very proud 19 y/o! I thank him, his 2 brothers also in the USMC and everyone serving our country everyday.
Thank you for sharing and I will pass this story on to them.
Teresa and Larry
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