CONFIRMED: Richardo Sierra, Veteran US Army (162-24) 3 JUL 24

July 3, 2024 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
1114 Willow St
San Antonio, TX 78208

The family of Mr. Ricardo Antonio Sierra, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the church service and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Ricardo Antonio Sierra, 69, passed away on June 06, 2024, at his home in Moss Point, MS. He was born on Independence Day, July 04, 1954, in McAllen, TX, one of three children to Pedro Sierra and Oralia Perales. Richard, as he was commonly known, was adopted by Rogelio Ayala and grew up in the McAllen area. After his academic pursuits were done, he joined the US Army, serving 2 terms of honorable service during the Vietnam era. During his Army service, Richard rose to the rank of SP4 and spent just over three years on foreign soil. After his discharge, he returned to Texas and began a career as a carpenter in construction, working for Zachary Construction. Richard was a quick learner and loved carpentry work, spending his entire career in that field. Over the years, he had three sons and a daughter, all of whom he cared for deeply. In his work, he worked in several states, and developed a fondness for the Moss Point area. In retirement, Richard decided to buy himself an RV and make his home in Moss Point. He is fondly remembered as a “big hearted” guy who would help anyone, the type who would give the shirt off his back to someone he didn’t even know. That alone caused him to have so many friends over the years. He was also an animal lover, and cared for them as well, so much so that he would by jewelry for them, have coffee with them every morning, and treated them as his children. Richard loved to fish, cook on his grill, and spend time with his grandchildren. For all that he was, his memories will be forever cherished by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded by his parents, Pedro and Oralia; his former wife Dora Sierra; and his chihuahua daughter, “Paige”, and others through the years as well. Left to cherish his memories are: his daughter Melissa Sierra of San Antonio, TX, and sons Rick, Ralph, and Joey, all of Texas; and his former wife and close friend, Nellie Sierra. He leaves a legacy of at least eleven grandchildren, numerous extended family members, and many friends scattered across the states where he has been in life. His final wishes were to be cremated and interred in the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, which his family is honoring.

WEATHER: Hi 96 / Lo 88, 0% Chance of Rain, 72% Humidity, Wind: 10 mph SSE
REQUESTOR:  Melissa Sierra, Daughter

STAGING:  8:15 am, Wednesday, July 3, 2024
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
1114 Willow St
San Antonio, TX, 78208

BRIEFING:  8:30 am

SERVICE: 9:15 am
St. Patrick’s Church
1114 Willow St
San Antonio, TX, 78208


STAGING:  10:30 am
Ebb Tide Lounge
2117 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

KSU:  10:45

INTERMENT:   11:00 am – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Lisa “Fancy Pants” Menard

FC:   Rich “Richie Rich” Pachecano


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