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

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 Turner’s cremated remains across their state
and then passing those remains off to the next group of riders.” Event organizers say this was the longest
trip of its kind, with hundreds of volunteers transporting the remains more than 2,000 miles
across the country. To Turner’s family, the respect and honor
that PGR showed him meant the world. “It’s heartwarming, to see all these people
here,” said Turner’s mother, Annie Glanton. “I know that he was loved by a lot of people.” The riders say honoring Turner in this way
was well worth the effort. “Turner was a great leader who inspired
his fellow Marines, both in the Corps and in daily life,” their website reads. “You were his friend if you knew him for
five minutes or five years. He would give you the shirt off his back.” Were you touched by the way these bikers honored
this fallen Marine? Then share it!

100 comments

  1. God bless these men and women. For those they honor, the Bible says " No greater love hath any man than he who lays down his life for his friends."

  2. nice of those bikers to do that, but as a letter carrier, i receive military remains, it is handled different, its NOT in the normal mail stream, it is handled with utmost care and respect, as i deliver their loved one, i render a salute to the receiving family member, so dont think these packages are not handled in an uncaring unprofessional manner.

  3. Unfortunately once you have served your country this is what most governments think of their service personnel

  4. Bikers like these make me realize that our Nation will always be the greatest nation on earth and will go to any length to ensure it.

  5. Thank you Marine for your service to our grateful Country, this should have never happened to a service member especially a Marine. HU-RA!!!!!!

  6. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL…I AM A ROYAL NAVY VET. UK, AND A RETIRED COP, MET. POLICE, LONDON. I served my Queen, and The UK, AND, IF I EVER CAME TO THE USA, MY BROTHERS IN ARMS, I WOULD LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR YOU TOO.

  7. The bikers were great !!!!! God bless them , but the indignity of the marines to want to ship his remains , via fed ex !!!!!! Thats the lowest and most undignified act … shame on them….. great job again by those bikers ???????

  8. The only thing that make's me real f….. mad are the damn fact that the black community,first to blame for every shit the white man,has done shit for that fallen hero!
    The family had no money to go to the funeral…where was all the friends neighbour church and family of that black ppl.??
    I see not one black here say thank u for that act of respect and kindness….
    It's a shame and sad…real sad!
    Anyway…i like to thank u very much for what u have donne and still do.
    May God bless u all.

  9. PGR is AMAZING ?!! I didn't know we had organizations like that!!! Our hero's stick together!!! That's what it's all about

  10. With all that's going on in the world today, it's very easy to become angry,cynical,depressed or all three.Reminders that there are compassionate,kind people out there are more than welcome, they're necessary.This is a wonderful thing these people do,stepping in when others can't or don't.

  11. How can over 500, have a thumbs
    Down!! ?Themselves! I'd be proud to be part of the Patriot Guard. They were at my DAD'S service, said that some would protest a soldier's last ride. Served Nixon through Clinton, & have a bad feeling, for this direction the
    Country is headed. Thanks Patriot Guard!!

  12. A soldier's remains being shipped Fed Ex? Are you kidding me? Whoever made that call should be fired and humiliated on the spot. Them bikers had wayyyyy more respect than the P.O.S. that made the call to go Fed Ex. God Bless our Patriot bikers for they're love and respect for our living Veterans and the fallen.

  13. As the son of a Marine myself, I give thanks to those bikers who went well out of their way to do something like this. They are among those people in this world that help to make it a better place. Im glad that this fallen soldier was given the respect he deserved.

  14. Wow now that's love for our heroes that ungrateful people who don't appreciate the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.much respect for bikers

  15. These falling soldiers deserve our utmost respect they are the pride of our country and the backbone and bless these men that took it upon their self to make this happen.

  16. Marines never die, we just report to our last duty station. One thing though, if you cannot speak then I understand, but if you can then do so, especially on this occasion. As a disabled Marine Veteran I find it offensive that you cannot even say Staff Sargent. This fallen Marine is not called SSgt. Learn the rank and what it is called, because you disgrace his sacrifice for your gain.

  17. Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force No one gets left behind. Sgt. First Class Fowler 75th Ranger Regiment 97 to 04.

  18. Call me what ever you want but why would the army send a hero in a box in the mail to his family that's wrong the army just don't care sometimes after you put your life for our freedom

  19. You know it's sad when a veterans funeral has to be protected by the PGR. However, I'm glad they're there for the families.

  20. god honors our love for each other,these care for one another,it's not good for an old man to cry,i can't help it,this moves me

  21. A terrific story, thanks to the bikers for their service to this Marine and his family. To the makers of the video, can't you get a (I'm assuming) computer narrator that understands the basics. He was a Staff Sergeant not a staff s g t.

  22. As an Air Force veteran I’m ashamed that the government would do this for Veterans retired and who served our country honorably. He should have been treated better by the government. If it hadn’t been for the love he showed by joining the military he might still be with his family living life to the fullest. That you sir for your unwavering service to this country. Thanks to the bikers who went above and beyond to honor him and his family by giving him an escort and grand arrival.

  23. I live in the UK we do not treat our veterans or soldiers like people in the United States do it is very good to see how patriotic another country can be towards their own the UK could do with borrowing some of that from the states

  24. Thank you ladies and gentlemen of the Patriot Guards!
    SEMPER FI,
    AND GODSPEED TO YOU ALL, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

  25. Amen ??
    Yes I am so very touched ?? thank you for posting this!! Thank you for everyone that was involved ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  26. To The PGR…
    God Bless You Guys!!
    You deserve the highest praise for your loving concern and action toward one of our country's finest. May you always have the Lord protecting you and, again… THANK YOU!!
    YourConscience

  27. As a Navy veteran I did funeral detail and that was one of the hardest things i had 2 do in my years of service. I salute those bikers for what they did 4 that fellow Marine.

  28. Hmmm, help this Marine come home or spend millions of dollars on a fireworks show?
    The fireworks show will benefit ME MORE said your shitty president. Ho about that?

  29. YOU GUYS DESERVE A BIG THUMBS UP FOR THIS. THE US GOVERNMENT AT THE VERY LEAST COULD HAVE SENT A LIASON OFFICER TO ACCOMPANY THIS MANS REMAINS. THE US GOVERNMENT IS SAD.

  30. As the mother of a combat Vet.. this is why we stand together and and Nothing and No one but rGod and Country will stand in between Us. God Bless America ?? Always

  31. FEDEX? OH HELL NO!
    I would love to know the dummy that thought that one up. It should not matter if it’s just ashes, whole, or what ever remains they were going to send home (not ship like an amazon box) you should still treat them with the respect they earned.

    I will say thank you to all the freedom riders and those that supported the movement from California to Georgia.

    To his family I am sorry for your loss.

    RIP battle.

  32. It takes the moral code of brotherhood found in bikers to step in and do the right thing. RIP Johnathan.

  33. This is so sad. This honorable soldier deserve proper burial. God bless this gentleman and family. Thank you for these wonderful bikers.

  34. not sure why i subscribed to this when the computa can't or wont refer to a staff sgt [sargent] as a staff s g t! jeez feakin leweze, thats just so much disrespect in its self!

  35. Wtaf fed ex thats cold real cold for veterans and non veterans alike. Hes not a fucking amazon package hes a human being and a marine.

  36. 7 tours..7….
    Then these BEAUTIFUL RIDERS carry him All The Way Home….
    Somehow the word RESPECT just doesn't do…..
    However I have the UTMOST RESPECT for you GENTLEMEN…
    Thank you for what you do….

  37. HOW COULD THE CORP DO SOMETHING SO DISHONORABLE TO ONE OF THEIR OWN.
    ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE. SEMPER FI FROM CAPTAIN M JOSEPHINE FONZO USAF ret U.S. TREASURY ret
    THANK YOU VETERANS FOR HONORING ANOTHER VET.
    KEEP YOUR WHEELS ROLLING.

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