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[2019] Larry Koehn, Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (120-19) 3 JUL 19

Post by sgtmack » 03 Jul 2019, 10:25

The family of Mr. Larry Nelson Koehn, a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.
Larry Nelson Koehn, 72 of Hallettsville, passed away unexpected on June 28, 2019. He was born October 24, 1946, in Hallettsville, Texas to Oscar and Elner Dahse Koehn. His Father, Oscar, passed at an early age and Larry was raised by his Mother and Grandparents.
Larry grew up in Weinar and graduated from Weiner High School in 1964. He then earned a Forestry Degree from Stephen F. Austin University in 196 and an MBA from East Texas State University in 1984. After graduation, he briefly worked for the U. S. Forest Service in Eureka, California before joining the U. S. Air Force as a KC-135 pilot, serving during the Vietnam War. While stationed at Ellsworth AFB, he met the love of his life, Barbara Bergman, and married her in a Military Ceremony June 17, 1972. He continued serving his country for twenty years and Retired from the Air Force in 1990 as a Lt. Colonel.
Upon retiring from the Air Force, Larry flew for UPS from 1990 – 2010, flying the 747, 757/767, and DC-8 commercial aircraft during his tenure. After many moves, he and his wife Barb retired to Hallettsville, Texas in 2005. Larry loved being close to family, and enjoying the country life.
Larry was active in several local organizations, Vietnam Vets #854, Shiloh Community Center Board and Veterans of Foreign Wars, which he served as Commander of Post 6382.
Larry was a Loving dedicated Christian Man, Husband, Dad, Brother, and Grandfather (Opa). He was a Member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, serving as Usher, a Member of the Church Council and Men in Mission.
Larry is survived by: his devoted Wife of 47 years, Barb; his 2 sons, 5 grandchildren.

WEATHER: Hi 89 / Lo 76, 6% Chance of Rain, 73% Humidity (TBD)

REQUESTOR: Barb Koehn, Wife

STAGING: 0900 Hours, Wednesday, July 3, 2019
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
100 N Promenade St
Hallettsville, TX 77964

BRIEFING: 0915 Hours

SERVICE: 1000 Hours
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
100 N Promenade St
Hallettsville, TX 77964

KSU: After the Church Service (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: After the Church Service
Shiloh Cemetery
Hallettsville, Texas

RC: Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC: Juan “Mr. T” Tarango

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

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