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[2017] CSM Carl Thanheiser, Retired US Army, Vietnam (202-17) 6 DEC 17

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 09:02
by sgtmack

The family of CSM (Retired) Carl Wayne Thanheiser, a US Army and two time Vietnam War Veteran, requests the attendance and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

In addition to being a "Currahee" member of "The Stand Alone Battalion" and TF 3-506, 101st ABN DIV, CSM Thanheiser received 5 Bronze Star Medals in Vietnam, 4 with "V" Devices for Valor, he refused numerous Purple Hearts but was wounded on several occasions. ... id=7644453

REQUESTOR: Jerome Thanheiser, Son, (CSM Retired)

STAGING: 0830 Hours, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Sunset Funeral Home
1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, Texas 78218

BRIEFING: 0845 Hours

SERVICES: 0930 Hours

KSU: NLT 1045 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1100 Hours (Shelter #5, Verify Caisson)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC: Juan "Doc" Sanguino

FC: Alice "Cake Lady" Wagener

WEATHER: Hi 65 / Lo 45, 40% chance of rain, 49% Humidity


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 respect for this patriot and their family. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE! NO LITTERING, INCLUDES CIGARETTE BUTTS!!

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 there, not just the one we are honoring.

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.


Mr. Jean "Dae Wi" Clark
Deputy State Captain
Patriot Guard, San Antonio, TX
Dignity, Honor, Respect
Cell: 210-452-2745