Confirmed:Jesus Torres, Retired US Army, WWII (04-20) 9 JAN 20

January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228
The family of Mr. Jesus C. Torres, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.Mr. Torres was a WWII Veteran and Landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day.

Jesus C. Torres was called home by the Lord on December 27, 2019, at the blessed age of 96.

He was born in San Antonio, TX, on February 23, 1923.  He is preceded in death by his son, Jesse Torres, Jr; daughters, Yolanda Barrientes and Linda Cardenas.  He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 77 years, Rosa P. Torres; his children, Mary Alice (Robert) Huron, Irma (James) Sandoval, Sylvia (Martin) Diaz, Diane (Frances) Torres, Nenette (Frank) Madla, Jessica (Misty) Hodge, Crystal (Daniel) Zapata and Ruben (Mary Jane) Vicencio; numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.  He will also be missed by his loving pet, Chloe.  He served in the United States Army as a Civil Engineer from 1943 to 1946 serving in Normandy, Northern France, and Rheinland, Central Europe.  He retired after 30 years of federal service at Kelly Air Force Base as an aircraft loader.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the Dallas Cowboys football games, playing dominos, fishing with his son-in-law’s, and spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed going to the casino with his wife and daughters.  In April of 2018, he and his wife celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
The family would like to thank Transitions Hospice for the care and support provided in the last days of his life.  To the downtown Baptist Medical Center Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff, 4th floor Kindred Rehabilitation staff and Dr. Frank L. Madla, III for their support in ensuring he was provided the best health care possible.  Special thanks to the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders for honoring our beloved father.

WEATHER: Hi 75 / Lo 54, 9% Chance of Rain, 65% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Ret SFC Diana P. Torres, Daughter

STAGING:  8:00 am, Thursday, January 9, 2020
Castillo Mission Funeral Home
520 N General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78228

BRIEFING:  8:15 am

HONOR LINE:  8:20 am

KSU:  8:30 am (Semper Gumby)

SERVICE:  9:00 am
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
1730 Dahlgreen Ave,
San Antonio, Texas 78237

KSU:  10:00 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   11:15 am – Shelter #2 (Call to Verify)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Juan “Mr. T” Tarango

FC:   Pat “Captain” Jopling


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