SAN DIEGO -- It was one of the biggest processions the San Diego Patriot Guard has ever seen.
Hundreds of military vets on bikes showed up at the Lindbergh Field to honor the remains of a San Diego Marine who died helping with relief efforts following the earthquake in Nepal.
“For the families to know that their loved one is appreciated, and that their sacrifice is appreciated,” said Gunny Donor with the Guard.
They stood as the hearse carrying Marine Corps Sgt. Eric Seaman made its way through the streets and highways on San Diego, headed to his hometown of Murrieta.
“He was very excited about what he was doing,” said fellow Marine, Dean Ray.
The 30-year-old Marine leaves behind his wife and 2 little ones.
“Life isn’t fair sometimes,” said Ray.
Along the highways, San Diegans also stood holding American flags to pay their respects to Seaman.
In total 200 vets on bikes joined.
It was one of the largest Patriot Guard Rides San Diego has ever seen.
Seaman’s family was speechless.
“I don’t even know what to tell you, it’s beautiful, you feel the love,” said Margie Thomas, Seaman’s mother in law.