MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A local Marine killed in a traffic accident will be laid to rest. William Bramlett will be remembered and honored over the next two days.
Those taking part will include Patriot Guard Riders from three states.
This Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2, members of the Patriot Guard Riders in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana will stand for a man who stood along side them many times in the past.
William Bramlett was on his way to a Marine Corps League meeting in Mobile when his motorcycle was hit by a car on the Dauphin Island Bridge June 25.
Bramlett died two days later.
"I have stood beside him several times at other missions from New Orleans to Biloxi. He's just a wonderful person a true patriot," Doug Nobles said.
Nobles will be the "Ride Captain" for the Mississippi group. He said it's a different feeling when the riders are honoring one of their own.
"It's hard to describe the honor of being able to see these people standing there with the flags, rendering honors to an individual who has sacrificed and given to their country," Nobles said.
The Mississippi Riders will be joined by riders from Mobile and Louisiana.
Bob Johnson is with the Alabama group.
"We'll be standing a flag line at the funeral home for people to pass through to see that, hey, we're there to honor a true hero. Tuesday morning we'll also stand a flag line a the church services and then we'll escort him with a motorcycle escort from the church to the Biloxi National Cemetery," Johnson said.
The investigation into the deadly accident is still underway as authorities try to determine what caused the driver to veer into Bramlett's lane.
"When we lose one of our own it's like losing a member of our own family. Even those that don't know him, they've ridden with him. It hurts them just as much as if it were a member of their actual family," Johnson said.
A wake will be held for Bramlett from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at O'Bryant O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
He will be buried Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Biloxi National Cemetery.
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