Confirmed:Christopher Friend, Veteran US Marine Corps (137-19) 2 AUG 19

August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232

The family of Mr. Christopher Friend, a US Marine Corps 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.

United States Marine Corps LCPL Christopher Lee Friend, age 41, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Chris was born on March 15, 1978 in San Antonio adopted by James and Connie Friend. He graduated MacArthur High School in 1996 and then joined the United States Marine Corps the same year. He was in the Marines from 1996 to 2000.
Christopher was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Friend. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ana Friend; children, Austin Friend, Alexzander Friend, September Friend; brothers, Daniel Friend and Matt Friend (Starla); mother, Connie Friend.

WEATHER: Hi 99 / Lo 77, 0% Chance of Rain, 49% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Ana Friend, Wife

STAGING:  1100 Hours, Friday, August 2, 2019
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232

BRIEFING:  1115 Hours

SERVICE: 1200 Hours
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232

KSU:  1245 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1330 Hours Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Mark “JMARK” Wilkes

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


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