2117 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN – VIETNAM WAR
The family of Mr. Melvin D. Flickinger, a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.
In Loving Memory of Melvin Flickinger, November 7, 2023, marked a profound loss as we bid farewell to a truly remarkable individual, Melvin Flickinger. Melvin’s departure has left a void in the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. His legacy of dedication, care, hard work, creativity, and motivation will forever be etched in our hearts.
Melvin’s life was marked by his unwavering commitment to serving his country. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 27 years, dedicating his time and efforts to protect and defend his fellow citizens. His service was a testament to his patriotism and his willingness to make sacrifices for the greater good.
Beyond his military service, Melvin was a beacon of inspiration, tirelessly working towards his goals and motivating others to do the same. His leadership skills were unparalleled, and he had a remarkable ability to bring out the best in those around him. Whether it was within his family, in his professional endeavors, or in his community, Melvin’s influence was far-reaching and positively impactful.
Melvin was not only a dedicated serviceman but also a loving husband. He was married to his beloved Margaret Flickinger for an incredible 59 years. Their bond was a testament to the strength of their love and commitment. Melvin’s devotion to his wife was unwavering, and their partnership served as an example to all who knew them.
Melvin was also a loving father, survived by his children April Stewart, Gina (Tim)Wright, Stephanie Broswell, Jeff (Cynthia) Flickinger, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He played an integral role in their lives, instilling in them the values of hard work, determination, and compassion. Melvin’s guidance and support shaped his children into the remarkable individuals they are today.
In addition to his immediate family, Melvin is survived by his sisters Janice (Charles)Locke and Mary Ann Burgess-Mullen. Their bond was unbreakable, and their shared memories will forever be cherished.
Melvin Flickinger’s impact on those around him was immeasurable. His dedication, care, hard work, creativity, motivation, leadership, and love will continue to inspire and guide us. As we mourn the loss of such an extraordinary individual, let us also celebrate the life he lived and the profound legacy he leaves behind.
May Melvin Flickinger rest in eternal peace, knowing that his memory will forever be treasured by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
WEATHER: Hi 74 / Lo 55, 0% Chance of Rain, 85% Humidity, Wind: 4 mph N
REQUESTOR: Lela Theus, Family SPOX
STAGING: 10:15 am, Thursday, November 16, 2023
Ebb Tide Lounge
2117 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
BRIEFING: 10:30 am
KSU: 11:00 am (Semper Gumby)
INTERMENT: 11:15 am – Shelter #2 (Call to Verify)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
RC: Lisa “Fancy Pants” Menard
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!
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.
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.
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Asst. State Captain
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”