Traveling Business Man Comes Across U.S. Soldiers on Layover, Buys a Meal for Every Single One

Ben Graham | November 19, 2015
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Shlomo Rechnitz, founder of TwinMed, LLC and owner of Brius Healthcare Services, was on his way to Israel with his family when he saw 400 U.S. soldiers preparing to eat dinner while on layover in Shannon, Ireland. Swelling with American pride, Rechnitz decided to treat our nation’s heroes to the same food he and his fellow passengers were enjoying. Rechnitz approached the commander and insisted on paying for all 400 of the soldiers' meals.

The commander then announced that each of the soldiers could eat a meal at any restaurant so long as it amounted to less than $50.

This man came forward to a mass of people he had never met and put down $20,000 of his own money so he could honor their duty and their sacrifice. When they had all finished, the commander asked Rechnitz to address the soldiers and let them know why he did something so overwhelmingly generous. 

“You guys risk your lives to protect me and protect my family," Rechnitz said. "If I get to go out and see a whole bunch of Army soldiers and Marines, it’s something that makes me proud. I’m on my way to Israel now and you guys protect them too, and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

See a video of his address below: