Philanthropist treats 400 U.S. soldiers to warm meal during airport layover
When Shlomo Rechnitz saw 400 U.S. soldiers eating dinner out of paper sacks during a layover in Shannon, Ireland, he decided they deserved better.
Rechnitz, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who was on his way to visit Israel with his family, wanted to provide the servicemen access to the same kind of options an average traveler has at an airport. He then approached the commander and insisted that he treat each soldier to a meal at an airport restaurant of their choosing, allotting each a generous $50 budget.
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When asked why he was so generous to the soldiers, Rechnitz replied, "...you guys risk your lives to protect me and protect my family ... I'm on my way to Israel now and you guys protect them too."
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