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    Return trip to Iraq!

    Just got this email, dont know if it was posted before? But to good of story to pass on!

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    LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE SOLDIER'S RETURN FLIGHT TO IRAQ

    HE SAW A MAN GO INTO THE BATHROOM AT THE PITTSBURGH AIRPORT & THOUGHT HE RECOGNIZED HIM. WHEN THE MAN CAME OUT HE WENT OVER TO HIM & SAID 'EXCUSE ME SIR BUT ARE YOU FRANCO HARRIS?'

    THE MAN REPLIED 'YES I AM' & THEN BEING SUCH A BIG STEELER FAN THAT HE IS ASKED HIM IF HE COULD HAVE A PIC OF HIM.

    FRANCO WAS AGREEABLE TO THIS. (see attached photo)

    AFTER TAKING THE PIC THEY TALKED FOR A FEW MINUTES. HE TOLD HIM HE WAS ON HIS WAY BACK TO IRAQ. FRANCO ACKNOWLEDGED HIS SADNESS, GAVE HIM ENCOURAGEMENT, AND WISHED HIM A SAFE RETURN. THEY THEN SHOOK HANDS & PARTED ON THEIR WAYS... THE END OF THE STORY YOU WOULD THINK,

    BUT NOT SO....


    YOU SEE AFTER AWHILE THE SOLDIER'S NAME WAS ANNOUNCED OVER THE LOUD SPEAKER TO COME TO THE DESK. ONCE THERE THE LADY BEHIND THE COUNTER INFORMED HIM THAT THERE WAS AN EMPTY SEAT IN FIRST CLASS & SHE WAS GOING TO BUMP HIM UP TO THAT SEAT IF IT WAS OK WITH HIM. HE SAID HE DIDN'T CARE WHERE HE SAT IN THE PLANE AS LONG AS HE MADE IT TO ATLANTA TO CATCH THE ARMY PLANE. SO SHE INFORMED HIM THAT HE WAS NOW GOING FIRST CLASS TO ATLANTA . HE THANKED HER & WENT BACK TO TELL EVERYONE AS HE WAITED TO BOARD THE PLANE. ONCE HE WAS SEATED ON THE PLANE HE WAS WAVING OUT THE WINDOW TO HIS DAD & PAP AS HE FELT A HAND ON HIS LEG. HE TURNED TO HIS SIDE & THERE WAS FRANCO SITTING IN THE SEAT NEXT TO HIM!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY THEY TALKED ALL THE WAY TO ATLANTA ABOUT THE STEELERS & THEN PARTED WITH FRANCO TAKING HIS ADDRESS & GIVING HIS SIGNED TICKET STUB TO THE SOLDIER AS VALIDATION OF THEIR TRIP TOGETHER. THIS WAS A TRIP NOT OF SADNESS & LONELINESS BUT ONE THIS SOLDIER WILL NEVER FORGET & WILL TALK ABOUT FOREVER THANKS TO FRANCO HARRIS. THIS ACT OF KINDNESS & GENEROSITY FROM THIS MAN IS ONE THAT WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS. IN MY OPINION, FRANCO HARRIS IS 'THE MAN OF ALL MEN'!! I WISH I COULD THANK HIM FOR MAKING A SOLDIER'S LONELY FLIGHT BACK TO WAR ONE OF HIS ULTIMATE LIFETIME EXPERIENCES THAT HE WILL TALK ABOUT FOREVER.



    THANK YOU MR. FRANCO HARRIS
    A SOLDIER'S AUNT


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    Hmmm i dont think there was a thred on this topic but hey if there was owell GOOO STEELERS

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    wow, what an amazing story. That's pretty cool and awesome of Franco!

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    That is an amazing story. Ive met Franco a few times and guy bleeds black n gold as strong as ever and always treated the fans that Ive seen around him with respect and kindness !

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    Cool story. See, Seahawks aren't all that bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk Believer View Post
    Cool story. See, Seahawks aren't all that bad...
    You can't even find an accomplishment that Harris ever did for the seabirds. But He will forever be remember as a true Steeler rebel
    "It is hard to wait around for something that you know may never happen;but it's even harder to let go when it's everything you want"
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    Thats cool as hell right there. Make a soldier feel like hes special....Right on Franco!!!!


    If you don’t stand behind our troops.....Please feel free to stand in front of them!!!


    "Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
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    "They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
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    I was at the Hall of Fame in Canton when Franco got inducted. Thousands of Steelers fans everywhere. The first words out of Francos mouth "I`m Back" gave me goose bumps.


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    He didn't buy the guy a first class ticket... did he?

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    Here is the picture that went along with the email
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