The plane carrying Col. Roy A. Knight Jr. landed at Dallas Love Field Airport, where his son had last waved goodbye to him.
The Army asked how serving the country affected military members. It received devastating stories in return.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland called the students' behavior a show of "blatant hate."
“It’s a victory for the guys who don’t care about veterans,” said one veterans advocate.
Senate candidate Roy Moore was reportedly among those officers targeted by their own men.
The senators assert that stalling on the new borrower defense rule “would be a monumental dereliction of the duty you have to protect students and taxpayers.”
One thing is clear: “Semper fidelis” has to do with love.