1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
US ARMY RETIRED VETERAN – VIETNAM
The family of Mr. George B. Doyon, a US Army (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.
George B. Doyon, 79, went to his heavenly home on April 26, 2021. He was born April 19, 1942 to Emelda and Leopold Doyon in St Johnsbury, Vermont. He grew up on the family farm in Kirby, Vermont. On November 21, 1964 he married Elizbeth A. Martin.
George joined the U.S. Army in 1961. After attending Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School in Indian Head, Maryland in 1963, he spent much of his adult life keeping the world a safer place for others to live. For much of his career George trained other Ordnance Disposal Units, testing and inspecting their work. George served proudly until he retired after 21 years of service. George was proud to have been awarded National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation medal with “V” Device (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist Badge, Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist Badge, Master Explosive Ordnance Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.
George went to work for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier after his retirement from the U.S. Army as a Master Sargent. He served as a letter carrier for an honorable career of 22 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emelda and Leopold, his two older brothers, Conrad and Regional and a baby sister that died at birth. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Elizabeth; sons George Jr. (Emily) of Haymarket, VA and Brian (Alma) of Las Cruces, NM; sister Marina (Wendell) Nadeau of Enfield, CT; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren and still counting….; and many nephews and a niece; as well as lots of loving friends.
“I look to the sky and talk to you. What I wouldn’t give to hear you talk back. I miss
your voice, I miss your laughter, I miss everything about you.” Rest in Peace my dearest
George. We all will miss you the rest of our lives.
**The Family will meet us at the Staging Area**
WEATHER: Hi 93 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 62% Humidity, Wind: 8 mph S
REQUESTOR: George B. Doyon Jr., Son
STAGING: 12:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78209
BRIEFING: 12:15 pm
KSU: 12:30 pm (Semper Gumby)
INTERMENT: 1:00 pm – Shelter #1 (Call to Verify)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
RC: Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
FC: Dalton “Cowboy” Watson (Timothy)
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.
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.
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.
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”