Confirmed:Arhthur Andrews Jr., Retired US Air Force (06-20) 15 JAN 20

When:
January 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
2020-01-15T10:30:00-06:00
2020-01-15T14:00:00-06:00
Where:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1065 E Live Oak Rd
Schertz, TX 78154
USA
US AIR FORCE – RETIRED

The family of Mr. Arthur (Art) J. Andrews Jr, a US Air Force (ret) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Chief Master Sergeant Arthur (Art) Joseph Andrews, Jr age 67 passed away in his home in the arms of his loving wife on January 2, 2020. He was born on June 23, 1952 in The Bronx, New York to Margaret McDermott Andrews and Arthur Joseph Andrews, Sr. Art graduated from Keansburg New Jersey High School in May 1971. He joined the Air Force in December 1971 and completed basic training at Lackland AFB XT. After completing basic training, he traveled to Sheppard AFB TX for technical training, His first permanent duty station was Dover AFB DE. His Air Force assignments included Little Rock AFB AR, Upper Heyford, England, Kelly AFB TX, Lackland AFB, TX, Suwon AB, Korea and Randolph AFB TX. Art retired from the Air Force in November 1992 after 20 years of service in the grade of CMSgt, His love for serving his country brought him back to the Air Force as a Civil Service employee in November 1993. He retired from Civil Service in May 2016 in the grade of GS-14. For the past year he served as an Alderman for the city of Marion, TX. Art loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his daughters and granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Margaret Andrews, his Father Arthur J. Andrews and his Step-Mother Gail Andrews. He leaves his wife Susie Andrews to cherish his memory along with his daughters Margaret Cumming (Greg) and Tia Cain, his granddaughter Shelby Cain, brothers Martin Andrews (Don Henderson) Mesa AZ, Douglas Andrews, Keyport, New Jersey.

WEATHER: Hi 76 / Lo 61, 33% Chance of Rain, 64% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Doug Wiggers, Family SPOX

STAGING:  10:30 am, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1065 E Live Oak Road
Schertz, Texas 78154
https://goo.gl/maps/q2YYRngwdYy

BRIEFING:  10:45 am

SERVICE:  11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1065 E Live Oak Road
Schertz, Texas 78154
https://goo.gl/maps/q2YYRngwdYy

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   2:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

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

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

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!

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

bobtxpgr@gmail.com