RICHARD C GARCIA
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 106 OF THE WALL

RICHARD CALUDE GARCIA

WALL NAME

RICHARD C GARCIA

PANEL / LINE

26W/106

DATE OF BIRTH

10/04/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MORGAN HILL

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD CALUDE GARCIA
POSTED ON 4.13.2019
POSTED BY: Bryan Keeland

Cousin of Richard Garcia

Richard Garcia (Little Richard as he was known by his family), was my cousin the son of my mother's sister. I was born in 1968 and Richard died in 1969. I never got to meet him even as an infant. I know very little about him and would appreciate it if those who have stories about him could post them to my email. bkkeeland@gmail.com thank you for creating this web site as I have already learned things about Richard I didn't know. My aunt gets to emotional when discussing Richard that I can't ask her. Thanks
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POSTED ON 1.7.2019
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We Remember

Richard C. Garcia was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star (Merit) and the Purple Heart (Coffelt Database).
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POSTED ON 11.12.2018
POSTED BY: Steven Burch

Thank You

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting today, Veterans Day and your name crossed my mind. You served with my Dad on the day you made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. My Dad has shared the story of the day your unit was ambushed. I wonder if it had not been for your brave actions my Dad might not be here today. Thank you for your selfless service and know you won’t be forgotten. God bless you and yours.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Ssgt Richard Garcia,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. It is Veterans' Day weekend, what better time to honor you. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.27.2017
POSTED BY: Harley D. Burch

KIA Day

I was wounded and lay beside Garcia as he died. this was on 05-03-1969 around 8:30 AM on a Saturday morning. We were ambushed while patrolling the road between Saigon and Ann Loc. A RPG went off and we jumped off the tank we were riding on. The Viet Cong laid a long volley of rifle fire that was just about an inch above our heads. Garcia had caught some shrapnel from the first RPG and while laying on the ground our tank backed over us. I was ran over across my thighs. Garcia was ran over across his hips. While laying there Garcia turn over on his side to try to get relief from the pain and caught a bullet in his back. That was when he quit saying anything and I knew he was dead. Garcia was a brave and courage's leader. I respected him as much as anyone could. I pray I will see him again in heaven.
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