Confirmed:Robert Wilson, Retired US Army, Vietnam (38-20) 17 MAR 20

When:
March 17, 2020 @ 10:15 am – 2:30 pm
2020-03-17T10:15:00-05:00
2020-03-17T14:30:00-05:00
Where:
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78232
USA
US ARMY – RETIRED

The family of Mr. Robert Earl Wilson, a US Army (ret.) 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.
CSM Robert Earl Wilson, US Army (Ret.), age 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Live Oak, Texas. He was born on October 10, 1942 in Lynchburg, Virginia to Boyd Earl Wilson and Margaret Lee.
Command Sergeant Major Robert E. Wilson entered the United States Army on 25 May, 1960, and retired with over 35 years of continuous service. He received his Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Hood, Texas. He was one of the first Army soldiers trained as an Operator/Mechanic of the Ground Surveillance Radar Systems. Command Sergeant Major Wilson was a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and had a Bachelor of Science Degree in management from Hampton University. Command Sergeant Major Wilson served in a series of key Infantry and Armor assignments as a Scout, Machine Gunner, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major. These assignments included tours with the 8th Infantry Division; 1st Armored Division; 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment; 2d Armored Division; and the 1st Calvary Division. He also served as Command Sergeant Major of the Infantry Training Battalion; Army Reception Center; Squadron and Regimental Command Sergeant Major in the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment; Brigade Command Sergeant Major of the 1st (Tiger) Brigade, 2d Armored Division; Division Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Cavalry Division; and Command Sergeant Major of the VII Corps. Command Sergeant Major Wilson’s last assignment was as Battalion Commander for the Student Battalion, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Command Sergeant Major Wilson served three combat assignments with the 1st Cavalry Division. He served with 2-8 Cavalry and 2-7 Cavalry in the Republic of Vietnam and was the 1st Cavalry Division Command Sergeant Major during Operation Desert Shield. During Operation Desert Storm, he was the VII Corps Command Sergeant Major. His decorations included the Silver Star; Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with “v” device and two oak leaf clusters; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin) and numerous service ribbons. Command Sergeant Major Wilson was a Senior Parachutist, wore the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Special Forces Tab.
Bob is survived by his wife, Irma R. Wilson; daughters, Diana Jo King (James), Susan Lynn Wilson (Andy Shea), Lynda Franco (Mickey), Shirley R. Traughber (Anthony), and Vickie L. Estorga (Lorenzo); grandchildren, Sean, Jennifer, Derek (Amy), Jonathan, Joshua, William, Garrison, Aaron, Micah, Yael, and Christopher; great-grandson, Jaxon; sister, Judy Raiston (Jim); and brother, Danny Wilson (Thelma).

WEATHER: Hi 81 / Lo 67, 29% Chance of Rain, 79% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  Monica A. Gonzalez, Family SPOX

STAGING:  10:15 am, Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Porter Loring Mortuaries North
2102 N Loop-1604E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
https://goo.gl/maps/PqZumhep71 S2

BRIEFING:  10:30 am

HONOR LINE:  10:45 am

KSU:  11:00 am

SERVICE:  11:30 am
St. Helena Catholic Church
14714 Edgemont Street
San Antonio, Texas 78247
https://goo.gl/maps/2EBmhxhV5jaLVxSG7

KSU:  12:30 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:30 pm – Main Assembly Area (Rear of Cemetery)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

RC:   Don “Papa Bear” Williams
Texasshoes@sbcglobal.net

FC:   Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
hwagener@sbcglobal.net

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

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

bobtxpgr@gmail.com