Confirmed: Recovery Mission for David Espinoza, US Marine Corps KIA () 10 SEP 21

September 10, 2021 @ 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Pilot Travel Center
14555 Interstate 35 Access Rd
Von Ormy, TX 78073

The family of Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza, US Marine Corps. Requests the attendance and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders in the recovery of their loved one and a LEO Supported Procession to the Funeral Home. We are honored to accept this invitation.

WEATHER:  Hi 101 / Lo 73, 0% Chance of Rain, 76% Humidity, Wind: 3 mph ESE

REQUESTOR:  GySgt Habacuc Cornejo, His recruiter/Family Rep

MEETING SPOT: 10:15 am
Pilot Travel Center
14555 I-35 South
Von Ormy, Texas 78073

KSU:   10:30 am

STAGING:    1:15 pm, Friday, September 10, 2021
Laredo International Airport
5210 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, Texas 78041


BRIEFING: 1:30 pm


KSU:   2:30 pm (On Cue, Semper Gumby)

Joe Jackson North Funeral Home
1410 Jacaman Road
Laredo, Texas 78041

We will have an Honor Line at the Funeral Home.

RC #1:  Sam Sanchez
Laredo Ride Captain

RC #2:  Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson


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!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***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