Confirmed:David Avila, Veteran US Army (73-19) 10 MAY 19

May 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
San Antonio National Cemetery
517 Paso Hondo
San Antonio, TX 78202

The family of Mr. David Avila, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

David Avila Jr., 26, of New Braunfels, TX., was born Sept. 28, 1992, and passed away on April 27, 2019.  He is survived by his loving parents, David and Margarita Avila; brothers, David Brandon Avila and Daniel Andrew Avila; aunts and uncles, Maria Eugenia DeLeon, Leticia DeLeon, Maria Elena DeLeon, Juan DeLeon, Nora DeLeon, Jorge Avila and Rebecca Medina; along with his brothers in arms.

WEATHER:  Hi 86 / Lo 74, 9% Chance of Rain, 70% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  SFC John Simon, Prior Platoon Sergeant

STAGING:  1000 Hours, Friday, May 10, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
                  1470 Austin Hwy   
                  San Antonio, TX 78209 

BRIEFING: 1015 Hours

FLAG LINE: 1030 Hours

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

RC:   Craig “Last Draftee” Hunter

FC:    Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


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