Confirmed:Celso Torres, Veteran US Army, WWII (152-19) 14 AUG 19

August 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Funeraria Del Angel Trevino
226 Cupples Rd
San Antonio, TX 78237

The family of Mr. Celso M. Torres, 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.

Celso M. Torres was born on January 25, 1926 and passed away on July 30, 2019. My uncle Celso is the last of four brothers who served during WWII. He was the last of our National Treasures. He out lived his daughter, his wife and his son and all but one of eight brothers and sisters.

Celso was awarded EAME Campaign Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct, Medal Victory Ribbon, 3 Overseas Service Bars, Combat Infantry Badge w/ 1 Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Forces Medal (Vietnam), and Bronze Star Medal.

WEATHER: Hi 103 / Lo 80, 0% Chance of Rain, 49% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Francisco X Rodriguez, Nephew

STAGING:  0800 Hours, Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Funeraria Del Angel Trevino
226 Cupples Road
San Antonio, Texas 78237

HONOR LINE:  0820 Hours

KSU:  0830 Hours (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE: 0915 Hours
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
159 Camino Santa Maria Street
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  0930 Hours

KSU:  1000 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1100 Hours Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson

FC:   Don “Chappy” Ingram


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