Confirmed:Ronald Clark, Veteran US Air Force, Vietnam (13-21) 16 JAN 21

When:
January 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2021-01-16T10:00:00-06:00
2021-01-16T15:00:00-06:00
Where:
Tried Stone Baptist Church
551 Canton
San Antonio, TX 78202
USA

US AIR FORCE VETERAN – VIETNAM

The family of Mr. Ronald V Clark, a US Air Force 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. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Ronald Vincent Clark Sr., a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away on January 2, 2021 at the age of 73. He was the son of Lester and Ruth Clark, born on April 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by wife Marlene Clark, siblings: Calvin, Darryl (Rosa), Gregory (Cathy), Larry, Lester, Phillip, and Stephanie, daughters: Jenene, Kellee, and Carnecka, sons: Ronald Jr., Kevin, and Vincent, step-sons Kevin, Barrington, Delroy and Matthew, and many brothers- and sisters- in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.
Ronnie was larger than life. As a gregarious Brooklyn-born teenager, he needed more adventure than New York could offer. So, he joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War. His action inspired his brother Greg to join as well. As a Loadmaster on the giant C-5, he braved danger every day while in-country deep in Vietnam. His exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam caused him all kinds of health problems. As often as the pain would take hold of him, he was determined to live life to its fullest; ask anyone who knew him! Years before his health got worse, he was an avid skeet shooter with the Disabled American Veterans team and could often be caught on cruises with his “angel” and love Marlene, traveling across the country to see his family, or building his Hot Wheels collection. He also was a member of the American Legion.

WEATHER: Hi 67 / Lo 53, 2% Chance of Rain, 64% Humidity, Wind: 4 mph NW

REQUESTOR:  Marlene Clark, Wife

STAGING:  10:00 am, Saturday, January 16, 2021
Tried Stone Baptist Church
551 Canton
San Antonio, Texas 78202
https://goo.gl/maps/JDTPeCVWLNm

BRIEFING:  10:15 am

SERVICE:  11:00 am
Tried Stone Baptist Church
551 Canton
San Antonio, Texas 78202
https://goo.gl/maps/JDTPeCVWLNm

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   2:00 pm
Mission Retama Cemetery
15940 Lookout Road
San Antonio, Texas 7815
https://goo.gl/maps/GSvKeNooiPpqpMni9

RC:   Andy “Uncle Guido” Schwartz
arscompshooter@yahoo.com

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

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY **

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