Confirmed: Bert Brown, Retired US Army, Vietnam (75-21) 4 MAY 21

May 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Good News Lutheran Church
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78223

The family of Mr. Bert Brown, a US Army (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.

Bert John Brown, 67, passed away in his San Antonio, TX home on April 1, 2021.

Bert was born on June 19, 1954 to parents Woodrow and Ernestine Brown in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating high school in Milwaukee, WI, he went on to pursue a career in the Army in 1971. Bert served many tours overseas while in the Army in the special forces, including Vietnam. While in the Army, Bert obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Baylor University in Waco, TX. After serving 20 years, he honorably retired from the Army in 1991. He then took up the hobby of working on classic cars, which then turned into a full-time career. Bert was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle rider, who would ride across the country no matter the weather. He was also a long-time member of the Alamo Classic Chevy Club, where he served as the president for over 25 years. If he wasn’t on his motorcycle or with the club, he was found making memories with his family.

Bert is preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Brown, mother, Ernestine Moon Brown, brother, Woodrow Brown, sister, Sandy Brown Holden and half-sister, Wanda Sanders Countryman Elam.

Bert is survived by his wife, Jerri L Brown (Schreiber) of 50 years; sons, Wayne W Brown (m. Tami L Brown), and Derek L Brown; brother Joseph Brown (m. Sue Brown), half-sister Jerilyn Bell (m. Dennis Bell); grandchildren, Zachery J Brown, and Brittany A Brown; great-grandchildren, Katelyn E Hildago, Liam W Brown, Connor J Brown, and Isabella R Brown; and his puppies, Brutus and Toby; and other extended family.

“I’m glad you got to see me today.” – Bert J Brown

**There is a meal to follow the Church Service. The PGR is more than welcome to stay and enjoy food before we travel to Fort Sam for the graveside service.**

WEATHER: Hi 92 / Lo 69, 17% Chance of Rain, 85% Humidity, Wind: 12 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  Wayne Brown, Son

STAGING:  9:00 am, Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Good News Lutheran Church
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78223

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

SERVICE:  10:00 am
Good News Lutheran Church
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78223

KSU:  12:30 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:30 pm – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Kurt “Goose” Goslin

FC:   Rich “Pach” Pachecano



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