Confirmed:Patricia Garcia, Veteran US Air Force (232-19) 6 DEC 19

December 6, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209


The family of Mrs. Patricia Ann Garcia, 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.

Patricia “Patti” Pachecano Garcia, 63, died 13 November 2019 at her home in Tampa, FL. Her funeral service was held on Friday, 22 November at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. where full military honors were rendered. Her cremated remains will be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Patti was born on 19 May 1956 in San Antonio, TX to Olga and Homero Pachecano. She joined the United States Air Force and served her country honorably followed by continued civil service totaling 33 years. She married Jose Garcia and with him raised two daughters.  Patti moved to Tampa, FL in 1986 and was heavily involved with the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose. She was extremely patriotic, a football fanatic (Cowboys, Saints, & Buccaneers), and loved her family dearly. She is survived by her two daughters, Monica Crosby (spouse Matthew Crosby) and Joann Garcia (fiancé Mark Molnar); her siblings Angelina, Homer, Richard, and Edward; and many nieces and nephews.  Patti is gone too soon and will be sorely missed.

The Family will meet us at the Staging Area.

WEATHER:  Hi 72 / Lo 47, 0% Chance of Rain, 49% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Rich Pachecano, Brother (SAPGR Member)

STAGING:  8:45 am, Friday, December 6, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING:  9:00 am

KSU:  9:15 am (Semper Gumby)

HONOR LINE:   9:45 am – At the Main Office
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson


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