2 Part Mission Confirmed:Gabriel Wasnuk, Retired US Air Force, Iraq, Afghanistan (107-20) 17 OCT 20

When:
October 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2020-10-17T12:30:00-05:00
2020-10-17T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Walmart/Taco Bell Parking Lot
1209 S I-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130
USA
SHORT NOTICE
US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN

The family of Mr. Gabriel Wasnuk, a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Rides at the NON-LEO Support procession of their loved one to the Funeral Home.  We are honored to accept this invitation.

Gabriel John Wasnuk, affectionately known as Gabe and Waz, returned to our Father, October 8th, 2020. He was born February 16, 1981 in Harris County, Texas, to Adolph Torrez and Renate Lewis.

He loved his Familia, adventures, karaoke, wings, snowboarding, watching movies, hitting the beach, hanging out with friends, and living life to the fullest.  His greatest accomplishment was being the Father of Mirsayah Wasnuk. She was the center of his universe and the pride of his life. Everything he did was for his love of her.   Waz enlisted in the Air Force in 2000, joining the elite and shenanigan-filled career field known as EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and rapidly expanding his family circle.  Gabe was a team leader in Iraq and Afghanistan, defusing hundreds of IEDs and destroying thousands of explosive hazards. He protected his team, countless brothers and sisters in arms, and the people he came to protect, earning the Bronze Star for his courage and the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained. He was the epitome of his profession and left a lasting legacy in the EOD community. His service took a toll on his body and mind and he was medically retired in 2015.  His exploits and cheeky shenanigans are legendary. Anyone who knew him for more than 5 seconds came away with a Waz story. His laughter and smile were infectious, as was the positivity he brought to any situation. He naturally had an ability to bring joy to those around him and bring people together.  He is survived by his daughter, Mirsayah Wasnuk, sisters Cherylanda Wasnuk and Madi Lewis, brother Joseph Lewis, nephew Tony Perez, father Adolph Torrez, mother Renate Lewis, step-father Terry Lewis, ex-wife Ariel Quesinberry, his Texas family, his friends, and the EOD community. This was his Familia.

WEATHER:  Hi 81 / 55, 0% Chance of Rain, 61% Humidity, Wind: 5 mph E

REQUESTOR:  Ryan Winger, Brother

PART 1

STAGING:  12:30 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Walmart/Taco Bell Parking Lot
1209 S I-35
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
https://goo.gl/maps/TeRUJ1NYaMzmUnt67

Leaving the Family Home:  1:00 pm

Funeral Home:  2:00 pm
Sunset North Funeral Home
910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/9ZdNuEABGJzpkXDr9

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
bobtxpgr@gmail.com

THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE

PART 2

STAGING:  5:00 pm, Saturday, October 17, 2020
Sunset North Funeral Home
910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/9ZdNuEABGJzpkXDr9

BRIEFING:  5:15 pm

SERVICE:   6:00 pm
Sunset North Funeral Home
910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/9ZdNuEABGJzpkXDr9

RC:    Jim “Red” Hefner
aaahefner@aol.com

FC:    Pat “Captain” Jopling
patjp38@gmail.com

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME **

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223
bobtxpgr@gmail.com