In a podcast with Fox News Host Sean Hannity, Corporal Ryan Stickney revealed he and 200 of his fellow marines during the 1991 Gulf War were flown home by presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s private plane. After returning to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 1991, Stickney and the marines were unable to get home to their families in Miami, FL due to a logistics error barring their flight. Hearing of this, Trump at the time sent his private jet to get the marines home sooner to their families. Trump did not charge the marines or the camp base for the costs of the travel. It was all free and out of the kindness of Trump’s heart Stickney mentioned.
“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. “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. “I have not seen a Clinton or Sanders plane, or anything else for that matter, sent to support the troops.”
Stickney further continues that he and his family are forever grateful to Trump for this 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,” reminisced Stickney. Trump’s campaign has confirmed the story, and a picture can be viewed below of Trump’s plane picking up the troops: