Confirmed:Terrance Chaffee, Veteran US Air Force (14-21) 25 JAN 21

January 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Rd
Universal City, TX 78148


The family of Mr. Terrence N Chaffee, a US Air Force 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.

Terrance (Terry) Newman Chaffee, adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on January 4, 2021.

He was born on January 16, 1934 in Newfield, New York to Maynard and Vivian Chaffee, the third of seven children. Terry served in the Korean War, assigned to Kimpo AFB, Korea from July 1952 to June 1953 and was awarded 5 medals. He also won the Kimpo AFB Ping Pong Championship during this tour and was a force to be reckoned with on the ping pong table. His love of the game was passed on to his family.

He served in the Vietnam War, assigned to Ben Hoa, South Vietnam from February 1967 to February 1968. Terry was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Service Medal. During his Air Force career, he was also assigned to Foster AFB, Victoria, Texas; Seymour AFB, North Carolina; Wiesbaden AFB, Germany; Torrejon AFB, Madrid Spain; and Retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1973 from Randolph AFB, Universal City, Texas.

Terry is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Dorothy Cortez Chaffee; his daughter, Carol A. Rocha and husband, David; his sons, Terrance N Chaffee, Jr. and Michael W. Chaffee; his beloved grandchildren, Beth Keller and husband, David, Veronica Rocha and husband, James Steger, TJ Chaffee and wife, Reva, Davy Rocha and wife, Ashley; and his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordan Keller, Colton and Jackson Chaffee.

WEATHER: Hi 66 / Lo 48, 34% Chance of Rain, 84% Humidity, Wind: 9 mph W

REQUESTOR:  Michael Chaffee, Son

STAGING:  9:00 am, Monday, January 25, 2021
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas 78148

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

SERVICE:  10:00 am
Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas 78148

KSU:  10:45 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:15 am – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Kurt “Goose” Goslin

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