Confirmed: Dennis Valis, Veteran US Navy, Vietnam (77-21) 7 MAY 21

When:
May 7, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
2021-05-07T11:30:00-05:00
2021-05-07T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
USA
US NAVY VETERAN – VIETNAM

The family of Mr. Dennis J. Valis, a US Navy Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

Dennis Joe Valis, known as Papa by his loved ones, passed away at the age of 73, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas.

Papa was born March 31, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Joe and Anne Valis, who have preceded his death. He graduated from Thomas A. Edison high school in 1966. Soon after graduating, Papa joined the United States Navy through 1970. His time of service included a tour in Vietnam and he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Papa will be remembered for his love of family and friends, fast cars, golf, history (including re-enactments), and model trains.

Papa is survived by his wife of 34 years, Helen M. Valis; his sister, Carolyn Posey and her husband, Lee; his sister-in-law, Patricia Garza; four daughters, Kelly Moreno, Karen Moore and her husband, David, Janet Hoelscher and her husband, Steven, and JoAnn Wengler, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

WEATHER: Hi 83 / Lo 66, 0% Chance of Rain, 83% Humidity, Wind: 7 mph ENE

REQUESTOR:  Janet Hoelscher, Daughter

STAGING:  11:30 am, Friday, May 7, 2021
Porter Loring Mortuaries
1101 McCullough
San Antonio, Texas 78212
https://goo.gl/maps/BrUZQro9nH2CU2Bc6

BRIEFING:  11:45 am

THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE

HONOR LINE:  12:00 pm

KSU:  12:15 pm (Semper Gumby)

**THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE SHELTER IN FT. SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY **

INTERMENT:   1:00 pm – Shelter #1

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

RC:  Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
tomcatwilson2019@gmail.com

FC:  Don “Chappy” Ingram
chief28.ret@gmail.com

** 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