2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232
GENERAL OFFICER (4 Star) KOREAN WAR & VIETNAM VETERAN
The family of General (Retired) Richard Edward Cavazos, a US Army, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veteran requests the attendance and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.
General Cavazos was the first Hispanic Army Officer promoted to General (4th Star) in the US Army and was the recipient of numerous meritorious and valorous awards for heroism: Distinguished Service Cross (Nations 2nd Highest) 1 in Korea and 1 in Vietnam, Silver Star, 1 in Korea and 1 in Vietnam, Bronze Star (5 awards) with “V” device, Purple Heart, Air Medal with Valor (9 awards), Legion of Merit 2, just to name a few.
Additionally, “General Cavazos retired from active service July 1, 1984 and resided in San Antonio, Texas. He is in the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame, the Ft. Leavenworth Hall of Fame, the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Honor (football) as well as a Distinguished Alumni at Texas Tech University.”
REQUESTOR: Edward K. Maney, Chief Casualty Assistance Officer
JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, Tx
BRIEFING: 0845 Hours (Quietly, Viewing till 1300)
SERVICES: 0930 Hours
KSU: NLT 1050 Hours (Semper Gumby)
#1 RC: Mike “K9” Judge
#2 RC: AS NEEDED
#1 FC: Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
#2 FC: AS NEEDED
WEATHER: Hi 80 / Lo 63, 10% chance of rain, 74% Humidity
**THIS WILL BE A LONG AND VERY FORMAL DIFFERENT SERVICE THAN WHAT WE ARE ACCUSTOMED TO, SEMPER GUMBY!**
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 respect for this patriot and their family. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE! NO LITTERING, INCLUDES CIGARETTE BUTTS!!
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 there, not just the one we are honoring.
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.
Mr. Jean “Dae Wi” Clark
Deputy State Captain
Patriot Guard, San Antonio, TX
Dignity, Honor, Respect