Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Newmexican

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

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Heart of Dixie

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

    Before he decided to run...
    200 Stranded Marines Needed A Plane Ride Home, Here’s How Donald Trump Responded

    SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 9:51 PM

    (Hannity) – 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.

    Corporal Stickney snapped a photo to remember the day by:

    The Trump campaign has confirmed to that Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home. No further details were provided.

    The Marine says he and his family are—to this day—grateful for Trump’s kind gesture. “It may not seem like much to most people, but it was very important to a bunch of jar heads and more importantly their families waiting for them on the hot tarmac.”

    Stickney says that his father—a Korean War veteran and former Eastern Airlines captain—claimed to have never seen a 727 turn around and refuel so quickly. His father was so appreciative of Mr. Trump’s help; he said he would fly for Trump for free to thank him for what he did.

    Stickney says that in his 28 years of public service, he has yet to see this kind of support for the troops from any of the other candidates running for president: “I have not seen a Clinton or Sanders plane, or anything else for that matter, sent to support the troops.”
    Judy likes this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Trump is a man of action. He sees or hears about something that needs fixing, he gets on it. That's why he went to Mexico and reached concurrence on 5 out of 6 important issues in a 1 hour meeting. That's why he went to Louisiana with tractor trailers of supplies, not just toys like the MEDIA reported, but diapers, formula, water, and other items. It wasn't just 1 18-wheeler either, it was 3. That's why his signature issues in this campaign are immigration and trade. That's why he gives so much stage time to the people of the Remembrance Project and Veterans during his rallies. That's why he's running for President, to fix the jobs problem, to fix the immigration problem, to fix the trade problem, to fix the illegal immigration problem, to fix the inner cities problems, to fix our military, our Veterans' Administration, our foreign policy where we spit on Russia every day but kiss and bow to Saudi Arabia. There are people who exploit problems for political gain, then there are other people like Trump who pound on the issues to win so he can fix the problems after he's elected.
    A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation - Ronald Reagan
    Save America, Deport Congress! - Judy

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at

Similar Threads

  1. Watch Donald Trump "Roast and Ride" in Iowa
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-28-2016, 01:54 AM
  2. Donald Trump heads to Iowa for annual 'Roast and Ride'
    By Judy in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-27-2016, 12:19 PM
  3. BREAKING: Trump Just Responded To Mexico’s President
    By European Knight in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-25-2016, 02:05 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-09-2016, 11:02 AM
  5. Donald Trump: I would send Syrian refugees home
    By Judy in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-01-2015, 02:31 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts