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[2019] Douglas Erickson, Veteran US Army/Air Force, Korea, Vietnam (124-19) 25 JUL 19

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[2019] Douglas Erickson, Veteran US Army/Air Force, Korea, Vietnam (124-19) 25 JUL 19

Post by sgtmack » 20 Jul 2019, 07:38

US ARMY/AIR FORCE VETERAN – VIETNAM, KOREA
The family of Mr. Douglas C Erickson, a US Army/Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Douglas C. Erickson went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 2, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born in Westby, Wisconsin to Clarence and Lorraine Erickson on August 23, 1936. Doug proudly served 22 years in the Armed Forces in both the Army and Air Force. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is survived by his wife, Jean Erickson; his children, Roy Erickson (Kelene), James Erickson and Charles Erickson (Deborah); five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also, surviving is 5 step – children, 12 step-grandchildren, and 15 step-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Arlene Henery, Debbie Saley (Russ); as well as numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Irene and Carol; a brother, Richard Struxness; and a sister, Audrey Chafer.

WEATHER: Hi 91 / Lo 71, 15% Chance of Rain, 54% Humidity

REQUESTOR: John Meehan, Step-Son

STAGING: 0800 Hours, Thursday, July 25, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ERgNaKivkcN2

BRIEFING: 0815 Hours

KSU: 0830 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 0900 Hours – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

RC: Michael “Twin Tower” Roberts
mbnroberts@me.com

FC: Dalton “Cowboy” Watson (Timothy)
watson11b@yahoo.com

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
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
bobtxpgr@gmail.com

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