Recognition Nationally Hector P. Garcia: A Texas Legend

 
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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.


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Medal of Freedom 

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


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Dr. Garcia with George Bush 

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