Confirmed: Roger Riggs, Veteran US Navy (78-21) 11 MAY 21

When:
May 11, 2021 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am
2021-05-11T09:15:00-05:00
2021-05-11T11:15:00-05:00
Where:
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
USA
US NAVY VETERAN

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

Roger Alan Riggs, age 64, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on the 26th of March, 2021 at the San Antonio Residence and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on the 18th of April, 1956, in Skokie, Illinois, to Pete and Patty Riggs. He was a 1973 graduate of Cajon High School. In 1973 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve his country.

Roger married Gina Riggs on the 15th of May, 1993, in San Antonio. He worked in many fields before settling into a career in truck driving for Palma Trucking.  When not with his family, Roger would spend his free time as a volunteer firefighter or as an active member of AMA and Endless Kaos where he would ride motorcycles for charity. He enjoyed many hobbies in life such as backyard mechanics, darts, and computer gaming. Roger is best remembered as a funny, loving, and affectionate individual who cared deeply for his family, friends, and cats.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer Leigh Riggs, his parents, Pete and Patty Riggs, and his brother, Scott Riggs. He is survived by his wife, Gina Riggs, step-sons Chris, Leremy, and Jeremy, step-daughter, Kimberly, and grandchildren as well as his siblings, John Sr. and family, Lori and family, Terri and family, Sherri and family, Brenda and family, and Deborah and family.

Roger Alan Riggs is loved and will be truly missed.

I am a member of the North Texas Patriot Guard. My brother expressed his wish to have the Patriot Guard present. He was a Harley rider.

WEATHER:  Hi 90 / Lo 68, 17% Chance of Rain, 80% Humidity, Wind: 12 mph SE

REQUESTOR:  John Riggs, Brother

STAGING:  9:15 am, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ERgNaKivkcN2

BRIEFING:  9:30 am

KSU:  9:45 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:15 am – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

RC:   Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson
pfjohn127@gmail.com

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

** EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AT THE STAGING AREA & 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