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Riders, we have a KIA mission in San Antonio this coming Saturday.
For those Austin area riders who would like to ride down together, Austin ride captain Juan Gonzales has posted a staging below. Below his staging you will find the San Antonio mission details.

Sgt Ward died serving our country; this is our opportunity to recognize and honor his sacrifice.

Austin Staging for : Sgt Joshua A. Ward KIA

Date: 21 Feb 2009
Time: 0930
Location: 15570 IH 35 Cabela's parking
lot, Buda, Tx

Directions: IH 35 service Rd exit # 220 if South bound, Cabela's Drive if North bound, on West side of IH 35

Brief: 1000
KSU: 1015
Wx Forecast: Lo of 35, High of 57

Notes: Arrive hydrated and bring at least 2 bottles of water. Fuel and breakfast available in general staging area.
Riders from San Marcos and New Braunfels who wish to join up, can do so by falling in formation in front of last bike. We will not be stopping in route.
Please check weather report the night before. This is Texas weather and subject to change.

Ride Captain: Juan "FILO" Gonzales cell #
512 466-8968

Please remember that our mission is to honor this fallen soldier and pay our respects to the family. Stand tall and be proud as we salute an American hero.

“FINAL ITINERARY for Graveside Services, Saturday, 21 Feb 2009”

Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, U.S. Army,
30, KIA Iraq, 21 Feb 2009, Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio,
Sgt. Ward's funeral will be held in Bay City, Texas on Friday.

Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, 21 Feb
2009 at Ft. Sam
Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio STAGING: 1130 Hrs at STACY'S SPORTS BAR,* 1033 Rittiman Road, San Antonio, Texas *21 Feb 2009.*

Stacy's Map Link:

Safety Briefing: 1145 Hrs.

KSU: 1200 Noon. After the short ride to the cemetery, we will get ready to establish the flag line at Shelter #4. The funeral procession from Bay City is expected to arrive around 1230. Services with full military honors are scheduled for 1300 Hrs. Horse drawn caisson is expected.

Cemetery Map Link:
Mission thread: **

Ride Captain: George "Bumblebee" Briscoe (210) 269-6410(Cell)
Assistant RC: Matt Petrie
Flag Truck: John "Soldier" Dominguez

Weather Forecast: (As of Tuesday) Mostly cloudy & breezy, morning low of 49, afternoon high of 65. Please remember to hydrate and eat beforehand. Use sunblock, even this time of year.

Please join us as we pay tribute to this American hero and his family. As always, all groups, bikes and cages are welcome.

George Briscoe
San Antonio Area Senior RC