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Recognition Nationally Hector P. 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.


Medal of Freedom 

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


Dr. Garcia with George Bush 

Dr. Garcia was often called on as a leader and spokesperson for his community.