Confirmed:Luis Roberto Vera, Veteran US Army (212-19) 2 NOV 19

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
236 E Petaluma Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78221

The family of Mr. Luis Roberto Vera, Sr, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Luis Roberto Vera, Sr. passed onto eternal rest at 1:58 pm on Sunday October 27, 2019, in peace and at home with his family. Born on October 11, 1927 in Weslaco, TX and raised in Mercedes, TX. Luis Vera was the son of Mexican immigrants Apolonio Jose and Secundina Vera. Mr. Vera served proudly in the US Army and the Air Force reserves. Luis Vera is survived by his wife of 71 years, Basilia Guzman of Pocitlan, Mexico. He is the proud father of 6 children, Apolonio (Polo), Luis, Jr., Leticia, Nereida (Nere), Sergio, and Corina. Mr. Vera is also survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Luis Vera worked for over 20 years at both Kelly A.F.B. and the old Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Pleasanton Rd. Thereafter, Mr. Vera owned and continued to work in the grocery business with Super Sav grocery store on Nogalitos Street and Vera’s Meat Market located on Commercial Ave. here in San Antonio. Mr. Vera was a patriot of this great country and a true believer in the United States Armed Services and the true meaning of the American flag. After his death, discovered in his wallet were found both his selective service card and his United States Armed Forces ID, that he carried with him for the past 70 years. Luis Roberto Vera, Sr. fought against Alzheimer’s for the past 10 years. Therefore in lieu of flowers the family request that a donation be given to Alzheimer’s research. The family is blessed to know that his suffering and battle has ended as he journeys to his new beginning in the arms of Jesus and the Queen of Heaven.

WEATHER: Hi 65 / Lo 43, 1% Chance of Rain, 46% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Luis Roberto Vera, Jr, Son

STAGING:  10:00 am, Saturday, November 2, 2019
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
236 E Petaluma Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78221

BRIEFING:  10:15 am

SERVICE:  11:00 am
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
236 E Petaluma Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78221

KSU:  12:15 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   Following The Church Service
Mission Burial Park South
1700 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78214

RC:   Lisa “Fancy Pants” Menard

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