Confirmed(Alejandro Medrano, Veteran US Army, Vietnam (04-21) 6 JAN 21

When:
January 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2021-01-06T08:00:00-06:00
2021-01-06T12:00:00-06:00
Where:
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
6680 Crestway Dr
San Antonio, TX 78239
USA
US ARMY – VIETNAM

The family of Mr. Alejandro B. Medrano, a US Army Veteran, 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.

Alejandro B. Medrano met his Heavenly Father Tuesday morning December 22, 2020. He was surrounded by his family at home after a brave battle against cancer. He was a devout member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He also served proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

After 35 years of service he retired from AT&T and continued to enjoy golfing, listening to music and being at the beach barbequing with his family.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother Francisco and Aurora Medrano. He leaves behind his loving, supportive wife of 50 years Carmen and their daughters Jeanette Perez and husband Anthony, Lynette Robles, and Annette Gonzalez and husband Ernesto. Alejandro adored his grandchildren Ariana, Jacob, Marisela, Liliana, Analisa, and Gabriel. he also leaves behind loving sisters Mary, Lupe, Tommie and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

WEATHER: Hi 71 / Lo 46, 9% Chance of Rain, 95% Humidity, Wind: 4 mph S

REQUESTOR:  Tommie Alvarado, Sister

STAGING:  8:00 am, Wednesday, January 6, 2021
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
6680 Crestway Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78239
https://goo.gl/maps/wCrHmnmLU5RuVJ3R9

BRIEFING:  8:15 am

SERVICE:  9:00 am
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
6680 Crestway Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78239
https://goo.gl/maps/wCrHmnmLU5RuVJ3R9

KSU:  10:00 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:00 am – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

RC:   Juan “Mr. T” Tarango
juantarango16@yahoo.com

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

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

bobtxpgr@gmail.com