U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently died in California from combat-related issues. His ashes were going to be mailed home to Georgia, with no proper funeral and proper recognition for giving his life for our country. But when the Patriot Guard Riders heard they decided to intervene.
The Patriot Guard Riders were Founded in 2005 to shield families of fallen heroes from those that would disrupt the services of their loved ones, the Patriot Guard Riders has grown to include thousands of members across all 50 states in the US.
“The California Patriot Guard Riders contacted all of the state captains from California to Georgia and explained the situation, that it was not proper to ship this hero home via FedEx,” explained Jeff Goodiel of the Georgia Patriot Guard Riders. “Within days, a convoy was assembled with each state’s Patriot Guard Riders driving Turner’s cremated remains across their state and then passing those remains off to the next group of riders.”
What they did to honor this amazing Marine was fantastic, I hope most people would help recognize those who gave their lives for our country... Please SHARE to let people hear about this story!