Visit the UTMB home page Hector Garcia A Texas Legend    
Dr. Garcia with President Reagan
He was the first Mexican American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is the highest award a civilian can receive. It was presented to him by President Ronald Reagan for his service to his people and the United States.
 

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  The Presidential Medal of Freedom
Medal of Freedom

Dr. Hector Garcia’s Medal of Freedom presented on March 26, 1984.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Garcia w/George BushDr. Garcia with George Bush
Dr. Garcia was often called on as a leader and spokesperson for his community

 

 

 

 

 

 


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