Short Notice Confirmed Airport Recovery Mission
SP4 Jonathan Williams
The family of SP4 Jonathan Williams has requested the participation of the PGR in the airport recovery and procession to Killeen, Tx. Jonathan was 27 yrs. old and on active duty in the Army, stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky.
The funeral services will be handled by Central Texas PGR on Friday.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012. Flight arrives at 2:30pm
Location: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport
Directions: From Tx HWY 71, take CARGO exit (NOT the Terminal exit) onto Spirit of Texas Drive. At first stop sign, 0.1 miles, turn right on Freight Lane. Stay left at fork in road and proceed 3/10 mile to Aeroterm parking lot on right.
1:15pm – 1:45pm Staging
Wx: Partly cloudy, Low of 42, High 58 deg. Breezy
Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. There will be no stops between the airport and the funeral home in Killeen. The route will most likely include SH 130 (toll road) from the airport to IH35 north of Georgetown. Riders will be responsible for their tolls. Please make sure that all bike flag mounts can withstand highway speeds.
ABIA Ride Captain: Andy Lough 512-441-9297 firstname.lastname@example.org
ABIA to Killeen Ride Captain: Sam Warren
Flag wrangler: N/A
Please plan on showing your support to the family and community of SP4 Williams in this time of sorrow, and gratitude for his service to the United States of America.
Airport Recovery mission went well yesterday. I counted 11 riders and one cage, plus a dozen or more Austin Motors and Travis County Motors LEO that got us to Williamson County where their LEO took the lead for us.
Airport Rescue Fire Fighters provided a water cannon as the American Airlines 737 taxied toward the gate. As always, ABIA Airside Operations came through and accommodated and supported the effort whole heartedly.
The family was moved as we stood tall and silent for SP4 Williams.
With the exception of an equipment failure by the RC (me) on the way into Florence, all went as planned.