Confirmed: William Gignac, Veteran US Air Force (91-21) 4 JUN 21

June 4, 2021 @ 8:45 am – 10:45 am
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. William “Bill” Joseph Gignac, a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.  We are honored to accept this invitation.

William “Bill” Joseph Gignac lived a long life to the age of 91.

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Schertz. He was born on January 1, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, but he spent his childhood in Canada. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Gignac, his parents, Homer and Elizabeth Gignac. He is survived by his second wife, Dora Gignac; his son and daughter-in-law, Tony & Marianne Gignac; his daughter, Laurie Gignac ; his daughter and her wife, Pam Gignac and Susan Hear; his granddaughter and her husband Alex and Mario Vega; his granddaughter, Bethany Gignac; his granddaughter and her husband, Amber & Garry T Powell; his great-grandsons, Ari Vega and JaxT Powell; his stepdaughter and her husband, Dana & James Donahoo; his brother, Richard Gignac; his sister, Bernadette LeCapelain.

WEATHER:  Hi 84 / Lo 79, 25% Chance of Rain, 71% Humidity, Wind: 7 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  Shirley, Family SPOX

STAGING:  0845 Hours, Friday, June 4, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING:  0900 Hours

KSU:  0930 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERNMENT:  0945 Hours – Shelter #5
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Kurt “Goose” Goslin

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener



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