Confirmed:Pete Sanchez, Veteran US Marine Corps (227-19) 3 DEC 19

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, TX 78214

The family of Mr. Pete B. Sanchez, 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.

Pete B. Sanchez born on April 1, 1937 went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2019 at the age of 82. Pete is survived by his wife, Irene Pacheco Sanchez. Sister Yolanda Sanchez and Brother Manuel Charles Sanchez. Three children: Pete Sanchez Jr. (Karla) – Pete and Alexandria, Irene Alvarado (Daniel) – Crystal Rodriguez (Ryan), Charles Sanchez (Arlene and daughter Myra M) – Jeremy, Angelica & Charles Noel. He was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Matthew & Maci Rodriguez. Also, several other sisters & brothers-in law, his Marine Corps & US Postal Service families & many loving & wonderful friends he considered family! Pete grew up in San Antonio. He attended Burbank High School and graduated in the class of 1955. The son of Carlos Sanchez and Felice Benavidez. He enjoyed coaching at The Palm Heights Little League, & helped with Pop Warner & at Lowell Middle School. During his early years in Floresville he not only coached but was also President of the Little League for several years. Pete worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years – mail carrier for about 16 years and was Postmaster at Floresville, TX. for 20 years. During his time in Floresville he served on the Floresville City Council for several years & The Wilson County Appraisal District Board.  Pete proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as a Drill Instructor. The discipline & patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest. “Right Sir!” He now moves on to what will presumably be his final resting place, the Streets of Heaven, where those who knew him expect he has probably stated “Say Sir/Say Mam” and by now he has probably tried to impress Saint Peter with his tales.  Pete will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

WEATHER: Hi 60 / Lo 42, 0% Chance of Rain, 50% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Charlie Sanchez, Son

STAGING:  11:00 am, Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

BRIEFING:  11:10 am

HONOR LINE:  11:20 am

KSU:   11:30 am

SERVICE:  12:00 pm
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
907 W Theo Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78225

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

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

RC:   Don “Papa Bear” Williams

FC:   Danette “Dani” O’Hara


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