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Henry Pietrzak holds the card he received from his doctor after getting double knee replacement surgery. He expected the card to ease his passage through airport security but was told he might as well rip it up. The new security procedures he experienced upset him so much that he says he'll never fly again. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Moorhead man: 'I will never fly again' after airport pat-down

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Humiliating.

Traumatic.

Lack of respect.

Henry Pietrzak used all of those words to describe the pat-downs he endured at airports in Minneapolis and Charlotte, N.C., during a trip last week to the Dominican Republic.

It was supposed to be "kind of the last hurrah" for the 66-year-old Oakport Township resident, who earned the trip through his job as a salesman for a local company for the past 37 years. He plans to retire at the end of the year.

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