Confirmed:Part 1 of 2, Toney Gochnauer, Veteran US Army, WWII KIA (206-19) 1 NOV 19

November 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
San Antonio International Airport Cell Phone Waiting Lot

The family of 2ndLT Toney W. Gochnauer, a US Army Veteran, 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, and LEO supported procession and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

2ndLT Toney Gochnauer was born on May 29, 1919 and passed away on January 25, 1944 at 24 years old.
2ndLT Toney W. GOCHNAUER, U.S. Army Air Forces, entered service on 22 June 1943 from Texas and served in the 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force, stationed in Kunming, China. 2ndLT GOCHNAUER died on 25 January 1944 when the B-24J bomber on which he was the Co-Pilot, disappeared on a 500-mile flight from Kunming, China to Chabua, India. Neither 2ndLT GOCHNAUER nor any of the other crewmembers or passengers of this B-24J were recovered. 2ndLT  GOCHNAUER earned the Air Medal for his service in World War II, and is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

REQUESTOR:  COL Dwayne Bechtol
CAO- working for COL (ret) Toney Baskin – son to 2nd LT Gochnauer

WEATHER: Hi 62 / Lo 44, 0% Chance of Rain, 44% Humidity

STAGING:    1100 AM, Friday, November 1, 2019
San Antonio International Airport
Cell Phone Waiting Lot (Behind the Gas Station)
Airport Blvd
San Antonio Texas 78216

BRIEFING: 11:15 am

KSU:   11:45 am (On Cue, Semper Gumby)

PLANE ARRIVAL:  11:51 am

DESTINATION:  Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough
San Antonio, Texas 78212

We will have a Honor Line at the Funeral Home.

RC:  Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson

WEATHER: Hi 72 / Lo 50, 8% Chance of Rain, 63% Humidity
STAGING:  8:00 am, Monday, November 4, 2019
                   Porter Loring Mortuaries
                   1101 McCullough
                   San Antonio, Texas 78212
BRIEFING:  8:15 am

HONOR LINE:  8:40 am

KSU:  8:45 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   9:30 am – Shelter #3
                         Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
                         1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
                         San Antonio, Texas 78209
RC:   Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
FC:   Pat “Captain” Jopling


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