Confirmed:Blas Alvarado, Veteran US Army, Purple Heart (55-20) 25 JUN 20

June 25, 2020 @ 7:45 am – 11:30 am
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228

The family of Mr. Blas Alvarado, 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.

Blas L. Alvarado was called home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2020 at the blessed age of 73. He was born December 5, 1946 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Onesimo and Petra Alvarado, and his brothers David and Gabriel. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Purple Heart recipient and was proud to have served his country. He is loved and will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years, Irma H. Alvarado; children Dr. Chris Alvarado (Stephanie), Debra Alvarado Cameron, Bonny Jean Requejo (Rodolfo, Jr.); grandchildren Joshua, Jeremy, Alexandria, Alyssa; siblings Esther, Esperanza, Irene, Onesimo Jr., Joe, Reyes, Eliseo, Raymon; paternal half-siblings Jeanette and Johnny; as well as extended family members. He will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends.

WEATHER: Hi 88 / Lo 74, 40% Chance of Rain, 93% Humidity, Wind: 3 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  Carlos Perez, Nephew

STAGING:  7:45 am, Thursday, June 25, 2020
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  8:00 am

KSU:  8:30 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  9:00 am
St. Paul Catholic Church
350 Sutton Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

KSU:  10:00 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:30 am – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Jim “Red” Hefner

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