Confirmed:Dr. Gary Stamp, Retired US Army (107-19) 14 JUN 19

June 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
The family of Mr. Gary Lee Stamp, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Dr. Gary L. Stamp January 2, 1944 – May 26, 2019. In 1971, Dr. Stamp joined the United States Air Force, and was assigned to San Vito Air Force base in southern Italy as Chief of Veterinary Services. While in San Vito, he and his family took advantage of the opportunity to explore their host country and parts of Europe and the Middle East, beginning a tradition of traveling as a family that continues to this day. He also developed many cherished life-long friendships. Dr. Stamp served at San Vito until 1974 when he was selected to pursue advanced degree work in small animal internal medicine at Colorado State University (CSU).

In the summer of 1976, Dr. Stamp was appointed Chief of Medicine of the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Center at Lackland Air Force Base, where military dogs were purchased and trained. In 1978 he was assigned to Ramstein, Germany as chief of the Air Force’s military dog referral center in Europe. Dr. Stamp transferred to the Army Veterinary Corps in 1983 due to a congressional mandate to move the Veterinary Corp to the US Army. He completed several additional military assignments for the US Army, including returning to Lackland as Director, Military Dog Veterinary Service, where he was responsible for overseeing the medical care of all military dogs in DOD as well as serving as Deputy Commander for Veterinary Services for all military veterinary services for installations in the northeast United States.

While overseeing the Military Dog Veterinary Service Dr. Stamp became committed to establishing a breeding program that would provide an internal source of military working dogs to supplement the needs of the Department of Defense, reducing the reliance on sourcing puppies from breeders and enabling desired qualities of temperament and abilities to be selected. He laid the groundwork for this program and this work was instrumental in the formation of the DoD Working Dog Breeding Program which currently breeds and trains puppies to serve in all branches of the military detecting explosives and contraband, clearing land mines and performing search and rescue missions.

Dr. Stamp was promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1990, and in 1991 he was invited to attend US Army War College as one of only five Army Veterinary Corps officers in the 90-year history to attend in residence.

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WEATHER:  Hi 96 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 57% Humidity

REQUESTOR:   Doug Goad, Family SPOX

STAGING:  1230 Hours, Friday, June 14, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING: 1245 Hours

KSU:  1300 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1330 Hours – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:   Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson

FC:   Danette “Dani” O’Hara


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