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[2019] Part 1 of 2:Raul Salas, Veteran US Marine Corps (132-19) 21 JUL 19

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[2019] Part 1 of 2:Raul Salas, Veteran US Marine Corps (132-19) 21 JUL 19

Post by sgtmack » 18 Jul 2019, 20:07

The family of Mr. Raul D. Salas, a US Marine Corps 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.

Raul D. Salas went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at the age of 88. Raul was born in San Antonio, Texas to Jesus and Petra Salas on December 15, 1930. Raul graduated from Fox Tech High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served for 4 years as a Radio Operator. Upon completion of his military service, he began a civil service career as a Special Weapons Electronic Technician with Kelly Air Force Base. He retired from Kelly AFB after 36 years. He met the love of his life, Gloria when he was 12 years old. They got married on August 7, 1948 and were blessed to share 70 years of marriage. His family and their happiness meant the world to him. He made an impression on everyone he crossed paths with and made them feel like family. He loved to dance, and family called him “Paparazzi” for his love of taking pictures. Raul is preceded in death by his parents Jesus and Petra Salas; and brothers Rodolfo Salas (Ignacia) and Richard Salas (Dora). He is survived by his loving wife Gloria Salas, his four daughters Linda Velazquez (Manuel), Laura Estrada (Steve), Lorraine Martinez (Ralph) and Lisa Bell (Bradley); sisters Henrietta Ramos (Victor) and Evangeline DeRudder (Roland); grandchildren Brenda (Chris), Jason (Ashley), Steven (Valerie), Jonathan, Brian (Julie), Kevin (Jessica), Leslie, Brandon, Ashley, Haley and Madeline; 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

REQUESTOR: Brenda Galvan, Granddaughter


WEATHER: Hi 96 / Lo 75, 5% Chance of Rain, 58% Humidity

STAGING: 1800 Hours, Sunday, July 21, 2019
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214

BRIEFING: 1815 Hours

SERVICE: 1900 Hours (ROSARY)
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214

RC: Jim “Red” Hefner

FC: Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener


WEATHER: Hi 97 / Lo 76, 7% Chance of Rain, 58% Humidity

STAGING: 0800 Hours, Monday, July 22, 2019
Mission Park Funeral Chapels South
1700 Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214

BRIEFING: 0830 Hours

HONOR LINE: 0900 Hours

SERVICE: 0930 Hours
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
4222 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78227

KSU: 1030 Hours (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT: 1115 Hours Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC: Jim “Red” Hefner

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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