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LCPL Emilio Albert De La Garza, Jr
Birth: Jun. 23, 1949
East Chicago
Lake County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1970
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lance Corporal (Machine Gunner) in the United States Marine Corps in Company E, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 11, 1970 near Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam. His family was presented the medal by Vice President Spiro Agnew at the White House. His citation reads in part "Moments later, he located one of the enemy soldiers hiding among the reeds and brush. As the three marines attempted to remove the resisting soldier from the pond, L/Cpl. De La Garza observed him pull the pin on a grenade. Shouting a warning, L/Cpl. De La Garza placed himself between the other two marines and the ensuing blast from the grenade, thereby saving the lives of his comrades at the sacirfice of his life." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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  Emilio Alberto De La Garza (1920 - 2016)
  Carmen C Castaneda DeLaGarza (____ - 2004)
 
Burial:
Saint John Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Hammond
Lake County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7882443
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LCPL Emilio Albert De La Garza, Jr
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