Reno Southwest employees buy Marine plane ticket

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Updated: 3/21/2013 11:20 am
Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A Marine flying home from Reno got a free ride, thanks to the appreciation of two Southwest ticket agents.

Marine corporal Sergent Evan Graham was flying home to North Carolina last fall after a training camp in Nevada.

When he got to the ticket counter, he realized he didn't have enough money to pay for the ticket. And making matters worse, his government issued credit card had expired.

"Finally I just said you know what, I'm gonna buy your ticket home. You serve your country, it's the least I can do," said Reno-based Southwest customer service agent Stacy Compton. "And my co-worker Judy Thompson stepped in and said I'll pay half."

Compton said she didn't even think twice about offering to help Graham out. She just knew it was the right thing to do.

"Just because he's in the military and he's giving his life for our freedom and I felt it was the least I could do for him," she said.

Graham was able to make it home thanks to their generosity.

"He was pretty surprised and he kept saying no, no, no thank you ma'am, I'll figure something out and I said no, we're gonna do this for you."
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James R Miller - 3/21/2013 9:29 PM
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Sergent or Sargent, rather than Sergeant is not an uncommon first name.. I give you Sargent Shriver, Maria (Schwartzenegger) Shriver's father..

roseanya - 3/21/2013 12:10 PM
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Wow have attitudes changed. I've got 14 years in the military in the 70's and 80's and was never treated well. Even had apples thrown at me while driving a vehicle in uniform.

FourLow - 3/20/2013 3:50 PM
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corporal Sargent?
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