Confirmed:Richard Milne, Retired US Army, Vietnam (214-19) 8 NOV 19

November 8, 2019 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232

The family of Mr. Richard “Dick” Milne, a US Army (Ret.) 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.

LTC Richard “Dick” Milne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 86. Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1933 to Charles Milne, Sr. and Agnes (Brady) Milne. He always loved music and as a teenager was chosen to represent his school in the citywide Boston Public School Symphony Band. Sports were also important to Richard growing up and he was part of the Edison Jr. High Boston City Baseball Champions for two years running. This love for sports stayed with him as a player and coach through his adult years.
Richard was also a strong believer in education, earning a BBA in Management from Georgia State University, where he still found time to woo the love of his life, Patsy Dykes, whom he wed in 1956. He later continued his education earning both an MBA and MA in Health Care Management.
An ROTC cadet in college, Richard initially joined the U.S. Army reserves after graduation, but decided shortly thereafter to become a career soldier in the regular army. He entered the Army Medical Service Corps, serving two tours in Europe and a tour in Vietnam with the 44th Medical Brigade, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service. He was later assigned to Ft. Sam Houston as Patient Administrator for Brooke Army Medical Center.
After his retirement from the Army in 1978, he and Pat transferred their love of antiques into a business, Milne Antiques, where he developed his talent for refinishing and upholstering antique furniture. He eventually returned to the medical field, working at the San Antonio State Hospital. He also served as an Alamo Area Council of Governments volunteer counselor and nursing home ombudsman.
He is survived by his wife, Pat, four children, Mary Kathleen (Milne) Whitaker and husband, Eric, of Hawkinsville, Georgia, Karen (Milne) Blevins and husband, Spike, of Garden Ridge, TX, Richard Milne, Jr. and wife, Darla, of Montgomery, TX, and William Patrick Milne of San Antonio. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Jessica Whitaker, Barrett Blevins, Kendall (Blevins) Troncoso, Cole, Kyle, Chad and Grace Milne, and 3 great-grandchildren, Connor Whitaker and Amelia and Laurel Troncoso, and Bill Dykes, his brother-in-law, and wife, Joyce.
Richard was committed to two things: his family and his country. As the heart of his family, he was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, and the perfect “Papa” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a soldier, he carried a fierce pride for his country that never waned. Richard Milne never met a stranger. He lived his life with a wit and wisdom that endeared him to all who met him. He will be sorely missed on earth but will no doubt be entertaining the angels.

WEATHER:  Hi 64 / Lo 54, 40% Chance of Rain, 67% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Rashell D. Groomer, Family SPOX

STAGING:  12:15 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232

BRIEFING:  12:30 pm

SERVICE:  1:15 pm
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232

KSU:  2:15 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   3:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

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