Southwest Captain Brings His Dad Home

Wow, there it is. To be able to do this, to
bring my father home. I’m very very honored and very lucky. How many people would ever have this kind of opportunity to do this? This is awesome. Wow. I know he’s gonna be right there. At the end of the war, I remember as a
kid watching every single POW come off those airplanes and I watched every one
of them. Your job and your duty as a family and as a child is to have hope. But as a kid, what you really think is if you don’t do that you’re somehow gonna
be responsible for him being lost. As you probably noticed, a little bit of activity
going off on right side the aircraft He’s taking one of our servicemen home
to Dallas. Fifty-two years in coming. January of 1967, the last time I saw my father. I was 5 years old and that was at
Love Field in Dallas, Texas. When I first got the call, you know, it was it was
almost surreal because I I really didn’t think it would ever happen.
Wow, you know, he’s really coming home. He’s really, we’re gonna be able to bring
him back and we’re gonna have a place where we can honor him. Southwest 1220, we got a
message for you. I’m ready sir. On behalf of regional approach we welcome your father
Colonel Knight home. Though he’s gone, he will never be forgotten. It’s very touching, you know, everything that I’ve gotten from all the people at Southwest
Airlines that have done so much to make this happen. It’s been overwhelming. The pilot that flew you in today was that same five year old boy who left here at Love Field 52 years ago with his dad to say goodbye. The support and all that’s happened, you
know, it’s just been phenomenal. I’m so proud. I’m so proud of my company
right now. I’m so proud of Southwest Airlines For what they’ve done to make
this happen. Oh my gosh, thank you.

100 thoughts on “Southwest Captain Brings His Dad Home

  1. So glad his remains could be returned after destroying lives of others because US does not agree on others ideology. Imagine dropping napalm and spraying agent orange on people including children . You still could see the damage US did to the Vietnamese population today. Nice .

  2. Hes a legend fighting till death in the vietnam war and finally finding his dad after 52 years

    damn, im cutting big ass onions here

  3. Southwest I think this is the best thing youโ€™ve ever done. Iโ€™m gonna start a clean slate against you and forget all those videos saying how terrible you are!

  4. Col knight welcome home RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Southwest Airlines thanks for letting the son of col knight fly his dad home, thanks for your service and sacrifice,๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  5. Hard to know what to say. Thank you South West. Thank you Col Knight for your service and sacrifice. Captain we are all proud to have your Father Home. God bless you and your Family.

  6. I live where i can see southwest fly over everyday.When i think of airlines and planes i see there colors.Wish media was more like this kind news

  7. Hope there will be no moronic idiots who hates flying together with a coffin of a dead soldier.Really annoys me!! You people who do that are animals for not respecting the one who gave you the freedom!!!

  8. I thank your dad for his service, and thank you for this story. I am so sad you didn't get to know him longer, and I am so happy you got to bring him home.

    What an absolute honor it is to hear both of your stories.


    A debt owed that can never be repayed. May you find peace.

  9. #SouthwestAirlines is the worst airlines ever! Unprofessional, rude & unfunny dullards as flight crew.
    We try to avoid @SouthwestAirlines at all cost!!!
    But we always RESPECT the pilot's. They need job's & they don't act like clown's.
    God bless this pilot & his dad.
    #WeStandForTheFlag always! โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  10. why would anyone dislike a heart warming video like this …Even if someone didn't like it, they could have just abstain from disrespecting a son bringing home the remains of his father by not clicking on the dislike

  11. He looks so much like his dad
    Bless his dad
    Alice from Manchester UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
    ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™

  12. So much respect for the captain its heart warming to see something like this God bless you โคโคโค

  13. I donโ€™t usually cry, but Iโ€™m crying. This is why I truly appreciate southwest. They are so nice and understanding โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

  14. It would be the most depressing flight if it crashed with the coffin

    Iโ€™m not saying Iโ€™m a hater for this death

    I felt very bad if they had a accident with the coffin ๐Ÿ˜ข

    But, itโ€™s great thing people are care for his fatherโ€™s death and Southwest can do the best thing for his father

  15. Tears coming. Prayers and condolences. Glad you were able to bring him home for his funeral. I thank him for his service and you, if you served. Kudos SWA!

  16. Please make your airline tickets for Hawaii more expensive so Hawaiian airlines can compete because Hawaiian is one of my favorite airlines

  17. Marketing muito estranho e mรณrbido. Utilizam o trabalhor (comandante) para fazer publicidade com a trasladaรงรฃo do corpo do pai. Acho estรบpido, nรฃo tirando o valor ao falecido.

  18. Thank you Southwest Air for making possible. And welcome home Col. Knight. You're a true American hero. Thank you for your bravery, your dedication, and your service. RIP โค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœˆ

  19. God bless Colonel Knight, his family and all our American military members who have been killed or wounded. This is a moving story. Remember 1776, the founding of our beautiful country. It's people like Col. Knight and his family, all America patriots, who make it worth fighting for.

  20. I am crying again after watching this for the second time. Great respect to both father and son. What an emotional honor it must have been for this captain to take his father on his last flight. Thank you, Southwest, for facilitating this.

  21. Welcome home colonel knight sir…thank you for your service and rest easy now sir ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œโคโค

  22. I wonder about the history of Colonel Knight in Vietnam. A colonel is a superior commanding officer, usually protected by subordinates under his command. Why was he in a high-risksituationthat ledto his death? Very laudable of Southwest Airlines to be part of and allowing his son and employee/pilot to also be part of this long-delayed homecoming!!!

  23. I'm so proud of Southwest Airlines I'm crying. God bless Southwest Airlines this is the company I will be working for.โœˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜

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