Confirmed Part 2 of 2: SPC Steven Ybarra, Active Duty US Army (98-21) 9 JUN 21

June 9, 2021 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228


The family of SPC Steven Ybarra, active duty US Army, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

SPC Steven Rey Ybarra entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the age of 36 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1984 to Frank Ybarra and Leticia Almanza. Steven is reunited in Heaven with his maternal grandmother Elvira Arriaga. Steven will be deeply missed by his entire family and all who knew him. He leaves his legacy to be cherished by his loving parents Frank Ybarra and Letty Almanza; his beautiful daughter Adelina Rae Ybarra and her mother, Cara Denise Godin; sister Jenny Ybarra and numerous extended family and friends.

REQUESTOR:  Sunnie Mata, Fort Sam Houston Casualty Assistant Officer

WEATHER: Hi 87 / Lo 75, 28% Chance of Rain, 97% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SE
STAGING:  4:30 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2021
             Castillo Mission Funeral Home
             520 N General McMullen Drive
             San Antonio, Texas 78228
BRIEFING:  4:45 pm

SERVICE:  5:30 pm
             Castillo Mission Funeral Home
             520 N General McMullen Drive
             San Antonio, Texas 78228
RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC:   Pat “Captain” Jopling


WEATHER: Hi 87 / Lo 74, 25% Chance of Rain, 94% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SE

STAGING:  7:30 am, Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  7:45 am


HONOR LINE:  8:00 am

KSU:  8:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   9:00 am – Assembly Area in the Back
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC:   Pat “Captain” Jopling


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