Desert Storm veteran, CSPD officer reflects on escorting 41 to gravesite

Published: Dec. 7, 2018 at 4:58 PM CST
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A group of College Station police officers were part of the motorcade that escorted President George H.W. Bush's hearse from the train to the library grave site Thursday.

For one of them, this wasn't the first time his life was touched by President Bush.

Corporal Robbie Turner was a Marine serving in Kuwait during Desert Storm while Mr. Bush was his Commander-in-Chief. He also worked at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum's dedication as a Texas state trooper. Finally, on the president's last journey, Corporal Turner was part of the motorcycle brigade that escorted the president through Aggieland.

"Wish I could have met the man but it never came to fruition," said Turner. "But he's a pretty remarkable [man].For [he and Barbara Bush] to the married for 73 years? And he's the last of the greatest generation, so he's a pretty amazing man."

For the full conversation with Turner, see the video player above.

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