Pat O’Brien, Captain, Southwest Airlines

I am honored to be a even a small part what turned out to be a memorable weekend. The welcome aboard PA by First Officer Rick Childers set the tone for the flight and Flight Attendants Nancy Martin, John Cloud and Kim Crane showed everyone why we truly are the “Luv” airline. A couple of phone calls and a few radio calls to Nashville Operations is all it took for the people of Southwest Airlines to honor the four young men with a “Budweiser Welcome”.  All five of us were amazed at the reception in the terminal and honored to be a part of what became an “Welcome Home” for these four Marines who paid a price for the freedom we enjoy.