Confirmed:Alexander Salazar, Veteran US Army, OEF, Kuwait, Iraq (48-20) 2 JUN 20

June 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, TX 78214

The family of Mr. Alexander Lara Salazar, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.
Alexander Lara Salazar was born on September 23, 1972 and went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2020. Alexander was passionate about learning and education; he became a Salutatorian at McCollum High School for the class of 1990. After High School Alexander was accepted into every IV league University he applied for. He pursued his education and earned a degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University graduating class of 1995. Alexander also earned a Master’s Degree in Science and Biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio and graduated in 2010.
Alexander was not only respected for his passion for knowledge, but for his bravery and his patriotism to his country. While serving in the in the reserves, he received the call of duty for the Mission Operation Enduring Freedom. While serving overseas he was the last of his troop to return home. Alexander was promoted to Captain by the end of his service. He was honorably discharged from the Army on June 10, 2004. While serving he received the honor of the following awards; Army Lapel Button, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device, as well as the Army Service Ribbon.
He was preceded in death by his Father Daniel Gonzalez Salazar. Alexander is survived by his Mother Gloria Lara Salazar; Brother Daniel Lara Salazar JR; Sister Rebecca Ann Lara Salazar; Sister Corinna Lara Vela and husband Reynald Vela Jr.; Nieces, Alexis Gloria Vela and Abigail Grace Vela; Nephews, Tommy Wayne Phillips III, Reynald Vela III, Jesmael Alberto Troche, Noel Israel Troche, and Christopher Thomas Salazar.
My brother Alexander was a Capt. in the Army he would be very proud that he would be getting this honor. Alex fought in Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq. He served 13 honorable years in the United States Army.

WEATHER: Hi 89 / Lo 71, 20% Chance of Rain, 93% Humidity, Wind: 6 mph ESE

REQUESTOR:  Corinna L Vela, Sister

STAGING:  9:00 am, Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

BRIEFING:  9:15 am

KSU:  9:30 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  10:00 am
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
236 E Petaluma Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78221

KSU:  11:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   Following the Church Mass
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

RC:   Don “Papa Bear” Williams

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