SAN ANTONIO — On Sunday night, several people stood in solidarity for a war hero. Vietnam veteran Martin Sojourner was tragically killed in car crash.

Sojourner, who goes by "Sojo," was a U.S. Navy veteran and Patriot Guard flag carrier. He touched many lives, including Dorothy Macias'. 

"I know that Martin is up in heaven," she said. "Martin is a friend that can not be replaced." 

He was the flag captain for the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders. On Sunday, his fellow brothers and sisters stood together with the American flag above them.

San Antonio Patriot Guard
Henry Ramos

"He was a true patriot," Macias said. 

Sojourner was on his way home when he was hit and killed by a truck. A ride that ended his life is what the Patriot Guard will remember as they now have to ride for one of their own. "I loved him like a family member," she said

Sojourner leaves behind three daughters and several grandchildren.  His funeral service is at 8:30 Monday morning, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Afterward, there will be a procession to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. 

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