Spirit Airlines is finding out that if you take on one old soldier, you can end up facing an army. Veterans groups around the nation are rallying to the side of dying Vietnam veteran and former Marine Jerry Meekins, 76, of Clearwater, Fla., following the airlines refusal to refund him $197 for a ticket after the doctor treating him for terminal esophageal cancer told him not to fly. Meekins told FoxNews.com he's received "hundreds of calls" from veterans nationwide who are as mad at Spirit as he is. The response from most veterans is that theyre going to boycott Spirit Airlines, Meekins told FoxNews.com. Were talking 6 or 7 million people. Military men and women, who live the credo of taking care of their own, can't believe an airline would turn its back on someone who had sacrificed so much. Meekins said Spirit denied his request even though he provided a note from his physician and his prepaid funeral service to the airline. Read more: Vets mull boycott of Spirit Airlines after dying former Marine denied refund | Fox News Spirit is so damn cheap they can't give this guy is $197.00 back.. They deserve to be boycotted.