CONFIRMED: Richard Viscarra, Jr., Veteran US Navy, OEF, OIF (140-24) 5 JUL 24

July 5, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212

The family of Mr. Richard Albert Viscarra Jr., a US Navy Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the LEO escorted procession and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Richard Albert Viscarra Jr., a devoted husband, father, and veteran, tragically passed away on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the age of 42, in Somerset, Texas. His life was marked by service, both in the United States Navy and through his dedicated work with the American GI Forum, where he tirelessly advocated for and supported fellow veterans in need.

Richard was born on October 19, 1981 in El Paso, Texas to Richard Albert Viscarra Sr. and Angela Yvonne Gutierrez. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, where he developed a deep sense of loyalty to his family, friends, and community. After graduating from Andress High School he enlisted in the Navy, serving his country with honor and distinction for 7 years. His time in the military shaped his strong sense of duty and commitment to serving others, values he carried throughout his life.

Following his military service, Richard found his calling in helping veterans navigate the challenges of civilian life. He worked at American GI as a security guard in the Veterans dormitory. His compassionate nature and unwavering dedication earned him the respect and admiration of all who knew him. His passing leaves a void in the lives of his loved ones and the community he served so selflessly.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, April Viscarra; his children, Devon, Joaquin, and Jordan Viscarra; stepchildren, Gabriel and Janis Martinez; siblings, Gabby, Lindsey, and Bobby; and numerous extended family members and friends in El Paso and San Antonio. He will be remembered for his kindness, courage, and unwavering commitment to his fellow veterans. Richard’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, forever cherished and dearly missed. May he rest in peace, knowing he made a profound difference in the lives of so many. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, July 5, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212.

WEATHER: Hi 102 / Lo 96, 0% Chance of Rain, 39% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  April Viscarra, Wife

STAGING:  11:00 am, Friday, July 5, 2024
Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough
San Antonio, TX 78212

BRIEFING:  11:15 am

SERVICE: 12:00 pm
Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough
San Antonio, TX 78212

KSU:  1:30 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   2:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Mike “Twin Towers” Roberts

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


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