James Medric “Mustang” Belec

January 10, 2017

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James Medric “Mustang” Belec

James Medric “Mustang” Belec, a member of the Kerrville, Texas Chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, died at his home in Ingram, Texas on January 3.

Belec was born in Salem, Oregon and joined the Navy at 18 where he boxed, served multiple tours in Vietnam, became a mustang officer and eventually retired after 29 years as a Lieutenant Commander.

After leaving the Navy he pursued interests in theoretical physics, computer languages, satellite tracking systems, astronomy and motorcycles. He was the author of an influential monograph titled “A Fundamental Particle of Uniformly Accelerated Expansion,” He was also a sail maker, a leather worker and he had a passion for tying artistic knots. He painted, restored historical photographs and had a business called Belec Art. And he enjoyed classical music and Hawaiian slack key guitar. He knew how to cook and his friends remember his as a funny and uplifting companion

Before joining the Bandidos, Belec was a founder of the In Country Vets Motorcycle Club and he was active in the Texas Confederation of Clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; his son Aaron; his daughters AnnaLisa and Renee; his grandson Brantley Cuellar, his brother Dwaen L. Clinton; and his club brothers. Today, one of them called Mustang Belec “the type of men that are real Bandidos.”

There will be a remembrance service for Belec tomorrow , January 11, from four in the afternoon until six at the Kerrville Funeral Home at 1221 Junction Highway in Kerrville.

Being an interesting man is usually a curse. James Medric “Mustang” Belec managed to survive it for 73 years.

Requiscat In Pace


22 Responses to “James Medric “Mustang” Belec”

  1. Greasecox Says:

    Talk about a Renaissance man! May the road rise up to meet ya, and may the devil know your dead, twenty minutes after your in heaven. Keep on puttin. Hooh ah brother

  2. Steel Says:

    Sounds like a truly fascinating man. May he Rest In Peave. Condolences to his family and his brothers.



  3. Whitepride Says:

    Condolences to your family and brothers. Thank you for your service sir! RIP

  4. steve smitherman Says:

    Wish I could have met him. Respect and condolences to all.

  5. Desdicado Says:

    Vaya con Dios.

  6. Dutchboy Says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sir.

  7. Dutchboy Says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Sir. I never met this Hero and that is my loss. To his family, both blood and road, grieve but be thankful for the blessings of having known such an outstanding man.

  8. bcnasty Says:

    Sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Top Notch no doubt. Rest is peace sailor.

  9. Base Says:

    Condolences to all who knew & loved him.

    With sincere regards

  10. Bubblehead Says:

    Sailor rest your oars. We have the watch!

  11. TX_Biker Says:

    RIP Mustang. A great loss to the Red and Gold nation.



  12. Hans Says:

    I read this hero’s full obituary. What an impressive read. Sadly, most folks are not aware of the real character of many bikers, but instead, the fabricated one intended to prejudice the masses. This “Bogeyman” also apparently was a member of Mensa, with a documented IQ of 174. CNN or some other news show should give him a mention, but you know they won’t.

    My condolences to all who were lucky enough to know this American Hero.


    James Medric Belec
    April 2, 1943 – January 3, 2017


  13. russell1946 Says:

    fair winds and following seas, Sir.

  14. LoneWoofWoof Says:

    Perhaps if death is kind, and there can be returning,
    We will come back to earth some fragrant night,
    And take these lanes to find the sea, and bending
    Breathe the same honeysuckle, low and white.

    We will come down at night to these resounding beaches
    And the long gentle thunder of the sea,
    Here for a single hour in the wide starlight
    We shall be happy, for the dead are free.

    RIP Mustang

  15. Storyteller [email protected] Says:

    Sounds like a man I wished I knew. Drink well at the Table of Hero’s.

  16. Paladin Says:

    May Mr. Belec ride in peace.

    Long May He Ride,


  17. Bone Head Says:

    Sympathy and condolences to all who knew him and the Bandidos

  18. The Kraut Says:

    Respects and condolences to Mr. Belec’s brothers,family and shipmates.

    Fair winds and following seas…


  19. NCRider Says:

    My sympathies are extended to the family, Brothers and friends of an honorable man, Mr. Belec.



  20. Catfish OCNY Says:

    Rest In Peace Sir. Thank You.

  21. Catnip Says:

    Respect to his family, brothers and friends. Bravo Zulu for a life well lived!

  22. Sieg Says:

    RIP / GBNF
    Seated in the Great Hall of Warriors
    Done with engines, sailor.
    Respects and condolences to Mr. Belec’s family, Brothers, and friends.

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