Confirmed:GEN Richard Cavazos, Retired US Army 4 Star General, Korea, Vietnam (196-17) 14 NOV 17

When:
November 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
2017-11-14T08:30:00-06:00
2017-11-14T13:30:00-06:00
Where:
Porter Loring North, Chapel
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232
USA

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.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Cavazos

http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Richard-Edward-Cavazos-105439186

REQUESTOR: Edward K. Maney, Chief Casualty Assistance Officer
Family SPOX/POC
JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, Tx

STAGING: 0830 Hours, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Porter Loring North, Chapel
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/PqZumhep71S2

BRIEFING: 0845 Hours (Quietly, Viewing till 1300)

SERVICES: 0930 Hours

KSU: NLT 1050 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1130 Hours (Main Pavillon)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

#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

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:

**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.

Respectfully,

Mr. Jean “Dae Wi” Clark
Deputy State Captain
Patriot Guard, San Antonio, TX
Dignity, Honor, Respect
Cell: 210-452-2745