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SGM Macario Garcia

SGM Macario Garcia

Birth
Castaños Municipality, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Death 24 Dec 1972 (aged 52)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section H-A Site 1
Memorial ID 18087 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGM Macario Garcia (2 Jan 1920–24 Dec 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18087, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .