Confirmed: Michael Hernandez, Veteran US Navy (181-21) 15 SEP 21

When:
September 15, 2021 @ 7:45 am – 11:00 am
2021-09-15T07:45:00-05:00
2021-09-15T11:00:00-05:00
Where:
Legends Tri-County Funeral Home
101 Center Point Rd b
San Marcos, TX 78666
USA

US NAVY VETERAN

The family of Mr. Michael Hernandez, a US Navy Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the NON-LEO Support procession one and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Michael Anthony Hernandez passed away at the age of 44. He was born on Oct 1, 1976, at Christus
Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, TX to Bernardo and Consuelo Hernandez. San Antonio, Tx has always been home to Michael, and it is where he has always lived other than the 10 years he was in the US Navy, but he eventually found his way home. Michael passed away to covid-19 after a grueling 3-week battle.

Michael was married to Shannon for 20 years together they have three beautiful daughters Isabell,
Gabriella, and Ariana. Michael leaves behind his father and mother Bernardo and Consuelo Hernandez, In-laws Russel and Kathleen Moore, three sisters Lorraine (Brett) Steelman, Yvonne Hernandez, Norma Jean Hernandez, and his brother Bernardo Hernandez Jr. Michael had many nieces and nephews that he loved: Amber, Briana, Seth, Michael, Ethan, Brooke, Abigail, and Romeo.

Michael enlisted into the US Navy 10/29/1996 and was Honorably Discharged on 01/20/2006. He spent 10 years in the Navy as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator. He was deployed to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. Michael flew countless missions over seas to protect our nation against terrorism and earned himself an air medal.  Michael was an employee at the Audi L. Murphy VA Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and a valued employee. Michael was a video game and motorcycle enthusiast. He was a seeker of knowledge. Michael was an inspiration to many and helped others to see their true potential. Michael had a smile that would light up a room and brighten even the darkest of days. He will be missed by many but never forgotten. Burial will take place on September 15, 2021, 10:00 am at Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery San

WEATHER:  Hi 92 / Lo 73, 22% Chance of Rain, 87% Humidity, Wind: 7 mph N

REQUESTOR:  Shannon Hernandez, Wife

STAGING:  7:45 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Legends Tri-County Funeral Home
101 Centerpoint Road Suite B
San Marcos, Texas 78666
https://goo.gl/maps/c6HwmCWpep6CG88n6

**THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE**

BRIEFING:  8:00 am

HONOR LINE:  8:20 am

KSU:  8:30 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:00 am – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

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

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson
pfjohn127@gmail.com

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

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