Bikers Learn Marine’s Remains Being Shipped FedEx, Ride 2,000 Miles To Keep That From Happening

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Bikers Learn Marine’s Remains Being Shipped FedEx, Ride 2,000 Miles To Keep That From Happening The men and women who protect our freedom deserve the utmost honor and respect, even more so when they make the ultimate sacrifice and give their own lives in the line of duty. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner is one such hero. After seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he died in California from combat-related injuries one year after he retired. U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently died in California from combat-related issues. When the Patriot Guard Riders heard Turner's ashes were going to be mailed home to Georgia, they got busy making other plans. Patriot Guard members, including those from Oklahoma, are stepping in to help provide the brave Marine with a dignified final trip across the country ... back to his mother's arms again. Read more here: The 41-year-old veteran’s family lives in Georgia and was not able to attend his funeral in California. The military planned to send Turner’s remains to them once the ceremony was over, but that’s when the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) stepped in. PGR is an organization of bikers who attend the funerals of military members, firefighters, and police officers and protect those funerals from protestors and harassment. They also fill out the attendance at funerals for indigent and homeless veterans, perform volunteer work for veteran’s organizations, and host homecoming celebrations for troops coming home from overseas. When PGR found out Turner’s remains were going to be shipped home in a FedEx box, they knew they could not let that happen. “The California Patriot Guard Riders contacted all of the state captains from California to Georiga and explained the situation, that it was not proper to ship this war 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 Turne
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