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Honor Mission
Roberto Vela Hinojosa, POW/MIA, Retired
USA, USAF – Korea
San Antonio, Texas – 10-01-19

ABOUT THE MISSION:

The family of TSgt Roberto Vela Hinojosa, US Army/US Air Force (Ret.), requests the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the funeral service, LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. TSgt Hinojosa, age 88, passed away Friday September 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. In 1948, he enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. In 1951, TSgt Hinojosa was among the units of American and French forces that fought Chinese forces in the Battle of Chip’yong-ni. In the same year, he was captured and contained in Camp 1 Ch’ang-Song as a prisoner of war. He was released in 1953 after the Korean Armistice Agreement. Roberto was a veteran and P.O.W of the Korean War. He earned several medals including the Purple Heart. He served the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and his country for 20 years with honor and distinction. He Retired from the Air Force as a TSgt.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-01-19
Staging Time: 09:00 AM

Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Park
1701 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78218
Map

Ride Captain:

Juan “Mr. T” Tarango
juantarango16@yahoo.com

Special Instructions:

Staging: 09:00 AM
Briefing: 09:15 AM
Service: 10:00 AM
KSU: 11:00 AM
Interment: 11:30 AM, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Lisa Menard
Position: Texas Ride Captain

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October 1, 2019
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