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Sgt Candelario "Cid" Garcia, Jr
Birth: Feb. 26, 1944
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 2013
Navarro County
Texas, USA

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 8, 1968 near Lai Khe, Vietnam. Command Sergeant Major Michael Grinston was presented the Medal of Honor in behalf of Sgt. Garcia by President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads:Sergeant Candelario Garcia distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an acting Team Leader for Company B, 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Lai Khe, Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1968. On that day, while conducting reconnaissance, Sergeant Garcia and his platoon discovered communication wire and other signs of an enemy base camp leading into a densely vegetated area. As the men advanced, they came under intense fire. Several men were hit and trapped in the open. Ignoring a hail of hostile bullets, Sergeant Garcia crawled to within ten meters of a machinegun bunker, leaped to his feet and ran directly at the fortification, firing his rifle as he charged. Sergeant Garcia jammed two hand grenades into the gun port and then placed the muzzle of his weapon inside, killing all four occupants. Continuing to expose himself to intense enemy fire, Sergeant Garcia raced fifteen meters to another bunker and killed its three defenders with hand grenades and rifle fire. After again braving the enemies' barrage in order to rescue two casualties, he joined his company in an assault which overran the remaining enemy positions. Sergeant Garcia's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION 107 SITE 209
GPS (lat/lon): 32.7169, 96.9375
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 24, 2014
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