Confirmed:Arturo Gonzales, Veteran US Navy (56-20) 26 JUN 20

June 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228

The family of Mr. Arturo Gonzales, a US Navy 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.

Mr. Arturo Gonzales passed away on June 17, 2020 from multiple medical illnesses. He served in the US Navy for 4 Honorable years aboard the U.S.S. Hector in the Pacific. He also had 26 years dedicated service at Kelly AFB as a civil servant. He was an active member of the VFW Post 4815 up until his leg was amputated and he started having more medical conditions. I am also a Retired US Navy Veteran. We come from a Military Family.

My Family and I would be so Honored if the San Antonio Patriot Guard would escort my Brother Art to his burial grounds.

WEATHER: Hi 88 / Lo 75, 40% Chance of Rain, 91% Humidity, Wind: 6 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  Pauline Grossman, Sister

STAGING:  9:00 am, Friday, June 26, 2020
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

KSU:  9:30 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  10:00 am
San Martin de Porres Catholic Church
1730 Dahlgreen Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78237

KSU:  10:45 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   Following the Mass and a Drive by the Gonzales House
San Fernando Cemetery II
746 Castroville Road
San Antonio, Texas 78237

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

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