(Macon Telegraph) MACON, Ga. — Sugar Boy came home Tuesday morning.
His flag-draped casket made the eight-hour flight from Honolulu. It arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport shortly after dawn. The black hearse was escorted down Interstate 75 by the Georgia State Patrol, Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies, the Macon Police Department and 87 Georgia Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles.
Sgt. Thomas Jefferson “Sugar Boy” Barksdale returned home in the arms of a half-mile long motorcade on an interstate that wasn’t built when he died in a foxhole in Korea in 1950.