STAND DOWN:Thomas Radley Jr., Veteran US Air Force, Vietnam (36-21) 18 FEB 21

When:
February 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 10:15 am
2021-02-18T08:00:00-06:00
2021-02-18T10:15:00-06:00
Where:
Mission Park Funeral Chapels (North)
3401 Cherry Ridge
San Antonio, TX 78230
USA
Hello All,
The Thomas Radley Jr., Mission is a “Stand Down”.
It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Please Stay Home and Warm.
Warm Regards,

Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain

 

US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN

The family of Mr. Thomas Radley Jr, a US Air Force (Ret.) 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. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Thomas Radley, Jr. USAF Master Sergeant Retired 3/1/31 – 1/3/21.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, his family moved to Santa Barbara, California in the mid 1940’s. Tom graduated from high school, and in 1951 enlisted in the United States Air Force and became a jet engine mechanic. His expertise was Thrust Reversals, “getting the birds to stop”. He received Top Secret EBI Presidential Clearance and was assigned to Air Force One. He served in this capacity under Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He retired as an E-7 after 20 yrs. of service and returned to his same capacity as Air Force One jet engine mechanic in the Civil Service for another 10 years.

In the early 1970’s, Tom spent a year during the Vietnam War on an unnamed air base in Southeast Asia. He maintained the aircraft and painted them with anti-radar paint. This paint, along with the Agent-Orange sprayed throughout the area, contributed to his later medical diagnosis of Vascular Dementia.

Tom and his wife Fran, attended their first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous on the same day, September 11, 1972. They attended meetings in Clinton, Maryland and the Washington D.C. area until moving to San Antonio, Texas in the 1980’s. Colonies North became their home group where they shared their experience, strength and hope with the AA community. Tom celebrated 48 years of continuous sobriety.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Frances Schumacher Radley in 2012. He is survived by his relatives: brother-in-law William Schumacher of Cheney, Washington; sister-in-law Ann Harker of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister-in-law Dorthey Mostyka of Spokane Valley, Washington; and cousin Kathleen Tingle of Santa Barbara, California. He is also survived by devoted friends: Barbara and Tom Holstlaw, his guardians in his final years; Giovanna DiZurita, his longtime caregiver; Matt Mullin, his trusted driver; and Michael and Heather Popp and family, his loving neighbors.

A very special thank you to Cornelia O’Brian, owner and caregiver at Serendipity Residential Care Home. Cornelia’s expertise, compassion, and love for Tom during the past three years far exceeded expectations.

WEATHER: Hi 49 / Lo 25, 0% Chance of Rain, 79% Humidity, Wind: 11 mph NNW

REQUESTOR:  Tim Puchner, Family SPOX

STAGING:  8:00 am, Thursday, February 18, 2021
Mission Park Funeral Chapels (North)
3401 Cherry Ridge Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78230
https://goo.gl/maps/ PXSedUNBL8M2

BRIEFING:  8:15 am

HONOR LINE:  8:30 am

KSU:  8:45 am (Semper Gumby)

THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE

INTERMENT:   9:15 am – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

**THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE SHELTER IN FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY **

RC:   Kurt “Goose” Goslin
kg69z28@yahoo.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **

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