Confirmed:Francisco Rosales, Veteran US Marine Corp (32-12) 8 FEB 21

February 8, 2021 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. Francisco Rosales, a US Marine Corps Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.  We are honored to accept this invitation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco Sr. and Maria Rosales, his brother, Hector Rosales and his niece, Dawn East.

Junior is survived by his children, Francisco (Nuno) Rosales, Jamie Rosales and Jeffrey Rosales; his siblings, Martha and John Barrow, Dolina and Arnold McLaughlin, Corina Reaume, Edward Rosales, Raul and Frances Rosales. Diana Rosales, Steve Rosales, Lora Long; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Junior was the second oldest of nine siblings. He was born on January 8, 1949 to Francisco and Maria Rosales in Mission, Texas. He lived there until he was six years old. The family then moved to Corpus Christi and lived there until he was seventeen years old. The family then moved to Austin Texas so his sister could attend the Texas School for the Deaf.

He graduated from Johnston High School in 1968. Shortly after, he joined the Marine Corps where he served proudly for his country from 1968 to 1970 and fought in the Vietnam War and was awarded many medals.

Junior had a passion and talent for drawing; at a young age he painted the state capital beautifully on a piece of cardboard. He and his siblings as children would play G.I. Joe and made slingshots. He was a fun kid and enjoyed his childhood. He also loved the outdoors, going to the beach, fishing, walking and hiking. He was a great dad and grandfather. He enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and family.

Frank had a lot of love in his heart. He wanted everyone to know he loves them.

WEATHER:  Hi 71 / Lo 57, 0% Chance of Rain, 84% Humidity, Wind: 5 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  John Hill, Nephew in law

STAGING:  9:45 am, Monday, February 8, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78209

BRIEFING:  10:00 am

KSU:  10:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:45 am – Shelter #5
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson

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