Confirmed:Raimundo Rodriguez, Retired US Army (08-20) 20 JAN 20

When:
January 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2020-01-20T11:00:00-06:00
2020-01-20T15:00:00-06:00
Where:
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
6321 Bandera Rd
Leon Valley, TX 78238
USA
US ARMY RETIRED

The family of Mr. Raimundo Rodriguez, a US Army (ret) Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the services, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.

Raimundo Rodriguez, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020, in San Antonio, Tx. He was born on August 18, 1930, in Laredo, Tx, the son of Merced Rodriguez and Dora Tamez. Raimundo is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Gilma Rodriguez; four sons, Adin (Kimberly) Gonzalez, Adiel (April) Rodriguez, Aldrin (Julieta) Rodriguez, Gaddi DeMatta; one daughter, Ceila (Kenneth) Follis, and 21 grandchildren and many very special family and friends.
SGT Raimundo Rodriguez proudly served in the United States Army and retired after 20 years of faithful service as Infantryman from 1948-1968 during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was stationed in numerous locations in Asia, Latin America, and Continental United States.
Raimundo also served in the USAF Civil Service as a sheet metal mechanic at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas from 1984-1994. He maintained aircraft like the B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
After retiring from the Army, he and his wife settled in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where they became members of Missionary Church of God where he served for four years as co-pastor of one of the numerous churches in this denomination. They later moved back to San Antonio, Texas in 1984 where he became very involved as an usher and deacon at Faith Assembly of God.
He was a member for over 34 years.

WEATHER: Hi 55 / Lo 38, 23% Chance of Rain, 57% Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Aldrin Rodriquez, Son

STAGING:  11:00 am, Monday, January 20, 2020
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238
https://goo.gl/maps/2vwdRFYxBjD2

BRIEFING:  11:15 am

SERVICE:  12:00 pm
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238
https://goo.gl/maps/2vwdRFYxBjD2

KSU:  1:30 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   2:00 pm – Shelter #1
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
https://goo.gl/maps/ThiWmPirmtr

RC:   Don “Papa Bear” Williams
Texasshoes@sbcglobal.net

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