Wade Hicks Jr. was hitching a ride on a military transport to see his active duty wife in Japan and ended up being stranded in Hawaii because the government put him on a "No Fly List". Hicks has a security clearance, concealed carry permit, and recently passed an FBI background check when he purchased a firearm. No explanation was provided and Hicks can only speculate that maybe he was placed on the list because of his vocal opposition to government policies and the fact that he is a 9/11 "truther".
Source: Hawaii Reporter
Half way through his journey from San Francisco to Japan aboard a military flight, during what was supposed to be a brief stop over on Oahu, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement agent, accompanied by two heavily armed military guards, informed Hicks he was on the "No Fly List." The agent told Hicks he would have to find other means of transportation off our remote Pacific island, which was 2,500 miles from where he started.
Hicks was stunned when he was ordered by the federal government not to board a commercial or military flight,and he began desperately looking for a way to travel back home via boat or private plane. Not wanting to borrow $40,000 to take a chartered flight home,or spend weeks traveling back to the Mainland by boat, he contacted local veterans' organizations,Hawaii's governor and legislators, his congressmen and the media for help.