Confirmed:James Christy Jr., Retired US Air Force, Vietnam (204-19) 12 NOV 19

When:
November 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
2019-11-12T12:30:00-06:00
2019-11-12T14:30:00-06:00
US AIR FORCE RETIRED VETERAN, VIETNAM

The family of Mr. James Ronald Christy Jr., a US Air Force (Ret.) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.
Retired MSgt. USAF James Ronald Christy Jr. of Seguin, Texas entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born to James R. Christy Sr. and Thelma M. Campbell Christy on December 30, 1934.
James is preceded in death by both of his parents and his loving wife Enilda Christy.
He is survived by children, James Albert Christy, Steven Lee Christy and Silvia Christy; his Beloved furry companion Tami; sister, Patricia Christy Mills; sister-in-law, Divia Abrego Perez; brother-in-law, Wilson and wife Ubaldina Abrego; niece, Lariza and husband Scott Baylissa and children Kaileb and Kaiana; nephews, Paul David and wife Cheryl Mills, John and wife Kim Mills, Jurguen and wife Jennifer Abrego and children, Peyton, Isabella and Gavin, Jassin and wife April Abrego; Dear friends, Jose, Rachel and Nathan Escobedo, Catalina McCrutcheon, Yolanda Iglesias, Lupe Rangel and Esmeralda Rangel.
James loved God, his family and his country which he served during the Vietnam War. He served his community as a volunteer at the Special Olympics, a firefighter at the Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department, a kitchen worker at Tree of Life Church or as a jack of all trades at the Geronimo VFW. James was usually a quiet and gentle man until he had something important to say. He was his special needs’ sons fierce advocate and his daughter’s greatest supporter. James was known for his kindness and for how much he cared for those he called friends. His wicked sense of humor and stubbornness were just two of his fine qualities. He will be missed and always loved “mucho grande.”

WEATHER:  Hi 50 / Lo 41, 10% Chance of Rain, 45% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Jessica Rodriguez, Family SPOX

STAGING:  12:30 pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ERgNaKivkcN2

BRIEFING:  12:45 pm

KSU:  1:00 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:30 pm – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/Q9DUsYSBUS92

RC:   Mark “JMARK” Wilkes
jmarkw@gvtc.com

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

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