Confirmed:Key Award Ceremony, Tara Hutchinson, Veteran US Army, Iraq (59-19) 12 APR 19

April 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Langley Elementary School
14185 Bella Vista Pl
San Antonio, TX 78253

The presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders has been requested to take part in this joyous event.  We have been asked to ride a procession and stand a Flag Line for the veteran and family to participate in a “Key Awarding Ceremony” presented by Pulte Group/Built-To-Honor.  This ceremony will be the final presentation of a specially adapted mortgage free home for U.S. Army Sargent First Class Tara Hutchinson.

Tara Hutchinson has over a decade of service as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army. She was severely wounded on Valentine’s Day 2006 while serving in Iraq. Her truck was hit by an explosive device with the damage ultimately resulting in the amputation of her right leg and permanent brain injury.

WEATHER:  Hi 80 / Lo 59, 5% chance of rain, 51% Humidity

REQUESTOR: Macey Kessle, Pulte Group/Chris Kuban, Gary Sinise Foundation

STAGING: 0930 Hours, Friday, April 12, 2019 
Langley Elementary School
14185 Bella Vista Place
San Antonio, TX 78253

BRIEFING: 0945 Hours

KSU:  1000 Hours (Semper Gumby)

CEREMONY:  Arrive NLT: 1015 Hours
14219 Laurel Branch
San Antonio, Texas 78245

RC:    Jim “Red” Hefner

FC:    Martin “SoJo” Sojourner


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