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PFC Fernando Luis García Ledesma
Birth: Oct. 14, 1929
Utuado
Utuado Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1952, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Garcia served as a Private First Class, United States Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). He was awarded his medal posthumously for service in Korea, on September 5, 1952. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of Company I, in action against enemy aggressor forces. While participating in the defense of a combat outpost located more than 1 mile forward of the main line of resistance during a savage night attack by a fanatical enemy force employing grenades, mortars, and artillery, Pfc. Garcia, although suffering painful wounds, moved through the intense hail of hostile fire to a supply point to secure more handgrenades. Quick to act when a hostile grenade landed nearby, endangering the life of another marine, as well as his own, he unhesitatingly chose to sacrifice himself and immediately threw his body upon the deadly missile, receiving the full impact of the explosion. His great personal valor and cool decision in the face of almost certain death sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. 
 
Burial:
Puerto Rico National Cemetery
Bayamon
Bayamon Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
Plot: MB, 0, 3
 
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Record added: Sep 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7856991
PFC Fernando Luis García Ledesma
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- Marty Stewart
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
Birthday Blessings to a true American hero. May you rest in peace.
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 Added: Oct. 14, 2014

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