Veteran

The cremains of veteran Bradley J. Williams are transferred from one group of Patriot Guards to another at the east side McDonald’s parking lot, en route to his final resting place in Michigan.

Logansport was the fourth Indiana stop on Friday for the remains of a veteran en route to his family in Michigan and his final resting place.

The cremains of Bradley J. Williams were escorted by Patriot Guards from Artesia, New Mexico, on a four-day journey that went through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

In Logansport, his remains were transferred from the West Central Patriot Guard, which began escorting the remains from Covington at the Illinois border, to the North Central Indiana Patriot Guard, said John Petro, state captain for the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders.

From there, they went to Plymouth, where the Far North Patriot Guard took custody of the cremains until they traveled to Michigan and were escorted by that state’s Patriot Guards.

Each stop was marked by a dignified transfer ceremony. The Logansport stop happening behind the east side McDonald’s. Taps played and flags were held aloft as the remains were transferred.

Williams served four years in the United States Air Force and then 30 years as a police officer for the city of Alamogordo and as a border patrol agent.

After retiring from the border patrol, he served five years as a fire arms instructor for Homeland Security.

Reach James D. Wolf Jr. at james.wolf@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5117

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