Utah Air National Guard airman’s remains returned to Utah
DRAPER — The remains of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Burton Patrick Juengel, a Roy man who died while deployed to Guam, have arrived in Utah.
Juengel, assigned to the Utah National Guard’s 151st Maintenance Group, died Nov. 29 of medical complications while on a routine deployment to Guam. Utah National Guard personnel and Juengel family members were to pay respects to the man on Friday during the “dignified transfer” of his remains at Roland R. Wright Air Base here in Utah, the guard said in a statement.
A dignified transfer takes place when the remains of fallen service members are returned from a theater of operations to the United States, according to the U.S. Air Force. “The dignified transfer is not a ceremony, rather, it is a solemn movement of the transfer case by a carry team composed of military personnel from the fallen member’s respective service,” according to the Air Force.
Juengel’s family has requested privacy in the wake of the man’s passing. Juengel lived in Roy and is survived by his wife, also a member of the Utah Air National Guard, the couple’s daughter and their unborn child.