Johnathan Wayne Buffett, who was killed in an Aug. 28 motorcycle accident while stationed with the Army in South Korea, was honored Thursday night by a motorcycle procession escorting his body from Kansas City International Airport to Houston.
Services are today.
At the age of 27, Buffett was the youngest fixed wing pilot in the Army and was also a helicopter pilot. His body arrived at KCI around 2 p.m. Thursday and was removed from the plane by military personnel.
From there, members of the Christian Motorcycle Association (of which Buffett was a member in the Houston chapter) began the motorized escort. The Patriot Guard Riders joined in when the procession passed by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, just east of Springfield on U.S. 60.
The group continued on until reaching Evans Funeral Home in Houston on Thursday night.
Buffett’s full military honors funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Fellowship in Bucyrus. The motorcycle group will then escort his body to Emery Cemetery for burial.