Remains of WWII Hero to Be Escorted From DIA to Wyoming Tonight
Local law enforcement, fire, EMS, and the Federal Protection Agency will guide the motorcade north along I-25 on its way to Laramie this evening.
Machinist Mate First Class George Hanson was killed in action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was among the 429 crew members that were killed when the battleship Oklahoma was struck by a torpedo and capsized.
Hanson's remains were positively identified in December of 2018. Now, 68 years after the attack, his remains will be transported to his final place of rest and honor in Laramie, Wyoming on June 26, 2019, with his funeral taking place on Saturday, June 29.
The Federal Protection Agency, a part of Homeland Security, will lead the operation, with local law agencies assisting to guide the motorcade along the way. A statement from the FPA states:
...anyone wishing to line the route to show their gratitude and respect are welcome and encouraged to do so. We ask that you find a safe place if you do and that you do not stop on the highway or impede the motorcade. There will be numerous police, fire and EMS units out along the route to render honors as well
Larimer County's Sheriff's Office will be among the agencies participating in the escort.
From the FPA, here is the schedule for tonight's motorcade:
8:00pm – 8:15pm Depart DIA via Pena Blvd to Tower Rd.
8:10pm – 8:20pm Northbound on Tower Rd from Pena Blvd
8:15pm – 8:30pm Northbound on Tower Rd onto
Westbound 104th Ave
8:25pm – 8:40pm Westbound on 104th Ave at Highway 2
8:35pm – 8:50pm Westbound on 104th Ave Washington St.
8:40pm – 8:55pm Northbound on I-25 at 112th Ave
8:45pm – 9:00pm Northbound on I-25 at E-470
8:50pm – 9:05pm Northbound on I-25 at Highway 52
8:55pm – 9:10pm Northbound on I-25 at Highway 66
9:00pm – 9:15pm Northbound on I-25 at Highway 34
9:10pm – 9:25pm Northbound on I-25 at Highway 68
9:20pm – 9:35pm Northbound on I-25 at Wellington
9:35pm – 9:50pm Northbound on I-25 at
9:40pm – 9:55pm Northbound on I-25 Exiting at Exit 7
Love’s Truck Stop
15 minute stop for gas and meet up with
Wyoming State Patrol and other riders
9:55pm – 10:10pm Northbound on I-25 onto Westbound I-80
10:10pm – 10:25pm Westbound on I-80 at Laramie/Albany
10:20pm – 10:35pm Westbound on I-80 at Highway 210
10:25pm – 10:40pm Westbound on E Grand Ave at Boulder
10:27pm – 10:42pm Westbound on E Grand Ave onto S 22nd
10:28pm – 10:43pm Arrival at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral
2133 Rainbow Ave
Welcome Home, Sailor.