GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – A local soldier was stuck in a Dallas airport this weekend but was able to make it home on leave, to see his family, thanks to a stranger.
Keaton Tilson is a U.S. Army mechanic from Granite City, IL.  He’s stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas and received last minute leave to come home.  He was stuck at a Dallas airport for two days; trying to fly standby and his chances of getting home were dwindling by the hour.
That’s when the stranger stepped in.  Glendale, Missouri resident, Josh Rainey, offered to give up his ticket.  When ticket agent explained that wasn’t allowed, Rainey became discouraged and he called his wife for advice.  They decided to buy Tilson a plane ticket to St. Louis so he could see his family on Memorial Day weekend.
“We agreed both that it was the right thing to do to go back …
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