Confirmed:Kenneth Webster, Retired US Air Force (154-19) 19 AUG 19

When:
August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2019-08-19T09:00:00-05:00
2019-08-19T12:30:00-05:00
US AIR FORCE – RETIRED

The family of Mr. Kenneth Webster, a US Air Force (Retired) 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.

While surrounded by family, Kenneth W. Webster went to join the Lord on July 31, 2019 in New Braunfels, TX, after a very short battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Toni and their son Alex; his son Kenneth (Angela); his son Matt and grandchildren Talia, Quinn and Emilee; and his brothers David and Max. He is preceded in death by his mother, Audrey Louise Webster.

He was born October 30, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana.  After retirement as a Lt. Col. from his 22-year career in the United States Air Force, where he served in both the enlisted and officer corps, Kenneth pursued many professional passions.  However, he chose to retire 5 years ago to enjoy his most rewarding profession—that of a full-time dad, chauffeur, mentor, and committed community volunteer as Canyon Middle School PTA President, an integral member of the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the Friends of Garden Ridge Library.

Ken’s interests were many: auto racing, motorcycle riding with his brothers, traveling, reading, and annual family South Padre beach trips. Ken was a fabulous cook and loved hosting gatherings to try out his newest culinary finds. His accomplishments include receiving his MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi, earning his private pilot’s license, attaining his certification as a National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician, and successfully operating his own business. He was a talented ultra-runner accomplishing ten 100-milers, more than 40 ultra-marathons, and innumerable marathons and shorter distance races, to include his favorite, the Crescent City Classic.

He will be remembered for his love of family, steadfast support to his friends in any circumstance, kindness and generosity to those in need, and for his open and willing heart.

WEATHER: Hi 96 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 49% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Gary Trautmann, Family SPOX

STAGING:  0900 Hours, Monday, August 19, 2019
Triumphant Lutheran Church
21315 Bat Cave Rd
Garden Ridge, TX 78266
https://goo.gl/maps/wG6r6a2mAzs

BRIEFING:  0915 Hours

SERVICE: 1000 Hours
Triumphant Lutheran Church
21315 Bat Cave Rd
Garden Ridge, TX 78266
https://goo.gl/maps/wG6r6a2mAzs

KSU:  1045 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1130 Hours Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

RC:    Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson
pfjohn127@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