Patriot Guard Riders escort body of 32-year-old veteran to North Carolina

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Friday morning, Patriot Guard Riders escorted the body of Senior Airman Ryan Morgan from Goldsboro to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to WTVD.

“He served his country. He’s a brother. It was the right thing to do,” said Charles Bullock with the Patriot Guard Riders.

The group said Morgan’s body was being flown home to Alabama. The 32-year-old was shot and killed in Goldsboro around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31 in the 100 block of North Center Street. The investigation of his death continues.

Morgan had been stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base since 2013 working as a contract specialist. Those who knew him say he also served as a Marine and did three tours in Iraq.

Morgan’s death is one of five recent unsolved murders in Goldsboro. City leaders addressed that at a news conference Friday. They said the community has come together to put up a $5,000 reward for information.