Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Samuel G. Mendieta 66, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Samuel served with the “Big Red One” and achieved the rank of Sgt.
Date/Time: Monday, Aug 4th, 2014 12:00pm (Noon)
Location: Los Angeles Funeral Home, 300 Cheatham St, San Marcos Tx
Directions: We will stage at the funeral home. Going south on IH 35 through San Marcos, take exit 204B to C M Allen Pkwy. Go about .8 mi and turn west (right) on C M Allen Pkwy. go about .3 mi and turn south (left) on Cheatham St.. Funeral home should be on the left.
11:10am – 11:40am Staging
11:40am – Mission Briefing
12:00pm – KSU (Ride Capt. Discretion) To Ft. Sam National Cemetery
Wx: Lo – 75 Hi – 98 Partly Cloudy (KVUE Wx)
Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather. Recommend sunblock and a hat be worn.
We will ride in LEO escorted procession from the funeral home to Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, for a graveside service with military honors, beginning at 1:30pm.
Upon arrival at the cemetery we will come under the direction of the San Antonio PGR Ride Captain.
Ten Patriot Guard Riders participated in the 50 mile procession in honor of Samuel G. Mendieta. Everyone did an outstanding job. The family members made several comments to me about how grateful they were to have the PGR in the procession. Thanks to all riders. Also a thank you to the San Marcos PD for providing three M/C LEO's that ensured our safety for the entire route. A thanks also to the San Antonio Region for providing flags and cold water.