ALBANY, Ga. - On Tuesday evening, dozens of Marines along with roughly 300 area motorcyclists traveled motorcade-style from the main gate of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany to the accident site on Cordele Road where Marine Sgt. Ronald Nabors died Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle accident.
The group planted a cross and an American flag at the accident site in a tribute to the fallen Marine, with officers from the Albany Police Department escorting the motorcade. The manager of the Pilot service station near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Cordele Road — the site of the fatal accident — cornered off a section of the station’s lot Tuesday to accommodate the event.
Nabors, 26, of Harris, Texas, was a member of the Marine Corps Logistics Command Maintenance Assistance Team. Police say he was killed when he struck the passenger side of an 18-wheeler near the intersection just after 11 a.m. Sunday while traveling north on Cordele Road on a motorcycle.
At the time of the accident, the truck was traveling south on Cordele and making a left turn into the service station lot.
“The thoughts and prayers of the entire Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany community go out to the family members and friends of Sgt. Ronald Nabors,” officials at MCLB-Albany said in a statement.
A brief biography provided by MCLB officials said Nabors served in Afghanistan from Dec. 2009–April 2010 and reported for duty in Albany on Oct. 28, 2011. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO–International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation–Navy, two Good Conduct Medals, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, a Certificate of Appreciation, Meritorious Mast and three Letters of Appreciation.