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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.


  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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