Confirmed:Penn Franks Airport Recovery, Veteran US Army, WWII MIA/KIA (157-19) 14 AUG 19

August 14, 2019 @ 9:10 pm – 11:00 pm
San Antonio International Airport Cell Phone Waiting Lot

The family of Penn Franks, Jr., a US Army WWII MIA/KIA 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.

In February 1945, Franks was a member of Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment 92nd Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle on the Gothic line in the northern Apennine Mountains near Strettoia, Italy, when he was killed in action on Feb. 10, 1945. Following the battle, his unit was unable to recover his remains.

Army Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr., killed during World War II, was accounted for June 24, 2019.

REQUESTOR:  Marian Fisher, Fort Sam Houston Casualty Assistant Officer

STAGING:    2100 Hours, Wednesday, August 14, 2019
San Antonio International Airport
Cell Phone Waiting Lot (Behind the Gas Station)
Airport Blvd
San Antonio Texas 78216

BRIEFING: 2130 Hours

KSU:   2200 Hours (On Cue, Semper Gumby)

DESTINATION:  Sutton-Sutton & Woodard Mortuary
320 South W.W. White Road
San Antonio, Texas 78219

We will have an Honor Line at the Funeral Home.

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!

 ***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