Son of Santiago Garza and Dina Mata. Brother of Christy Garza, Corina Garza, Cassandra Garza, and Audrey Garza.
Graduate of Frenship High School.
Husband of Guadalupe Silva, married March 31, 2001. Father of Steven Rey Courtney Garza, Israel Garza Jr., and Michael Alexavier Garza.
Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division. Specialist Israel Garza was killed when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small amrms fire in Baghdad, Iraq on April 4th 2004.
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