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[2019] William Nevill, Veteran US Navy, WWII (118-19) 18 JUL 19

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[2019] William Nevill, Veteran US Navy, WWII (118-19) 18 JUL 19

Post by sgtmack » 03 Jul 2019, 10:30

The family of Mr. William Lester Nevill, 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.

William Lester Nevill, known to family and friends as “Bill” or “Bud” (October 3, 1926 – June 22, 2019) of Austin, Texas passed away on June 22, 2019 at St. David’s Hospital in Round Rock, TX with his wife and family at his side.

Bill was born in Warren, TX on October 3, 1926 to William Booker Nevill and David Ray Gardner. After graduating from high school in Warren, he enlisted at age 17 in the U S Navy where he proudly served aboard the USS San Diego attaining the rank of Fireman First Class. The San Diego, an anti-aircraft cruiser was one of the most decorated US ships of World War II and was active throughout the Pacific theater. The San Diego was the first major Allied warship to enter Tokyo Bay after the surrender of Japan. Bill was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal with three stars. Bill proudly remembers seeing Admiral William Halsey cross the deck of the San Diego en route to the formal signing of Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945.

Following his time in the navy, Bill moved to Beaumont where he worked as a bookkeeper for Pittsburg Plate Glass until 1976 when he moved to Austin, TX where he continued working as a bookkeeper before becoming a driver for ADP until his retirement. He was a devoted University of Texas Longhorns football fan and enjoyed spending game days collecting tickets at the student gate.

His parents and his sister and best friend, Glynn Moore, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen (Wiltshire) Nevill; his daughter, Colleen Silva and spouse Michael Silva, Jr. of Galveston; daughter, Karen Fitzsimons and spouse John Fitzsimons of Fort Worth and son, David Nevill of Austin. He was Paw Paw to grandchildren Michael Ben Silva III and spouse Caroline, Sarah Silva, Kayleigh Silva, Madeline Silva, Brianna Fitzsimons, Jack Fitzsimons, Kinsley Fitzsimons, Tara Fitzsimons and Alexandra Nevill.

“The Family will be coming from Austin and will meet us at the Shelter in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery”

WEATHER: Hi 97 / Lo 76, 0% Chance of Rain, 53% Humidity

REQUESTOR: Amie Hernández, Family SPOX

STAGING: 1330 Hours, Thursday, July 18, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING: 1345 Hours

KSU: 1400 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1430 Hours – Shelter #3
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC: Craig “Last Draftee” Hunter

FC: Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener

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

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