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Macario Garcia
Birth: Jan. 2, 1920
Death: Dec. 24, 1972

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Villa de Castaño, Mexico,he served as a Staff Sergeant in Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, US Army. On November 27, 1944, in actions near Grosshau, Germany, he single handedly assaulted two German machine-gun emplacements that were blocking his company's advance. Wounded in the shoulder and foot, he crawled forward alone towards the machine-gun nests, killed six enemy soldiers, captured four and destroyed the nests with grenades. Only after the company had secured its position did he allow himself to be evacuated for medical treatment. In a White House ceremony on August 23, 1945, President Harry S. Truman presented him with the Medal of Honor. He was the first Mexican American immigrant to receive the Medal of Honor and also received the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge. On January 8, 1946, he was awarded the Medal of Mérito Militar, the Mexican equivalent to the Medal of Honor, in a ceremony in Mexico City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Houston National Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section H-A Site 1
GPS (lat/lon): 29.93094, -95.45113
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 25, 2000
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