William GarciaSpecialist Four
HQ CO, 5TH BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
02 September 1946 - 01 November 1966
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The database page for William Garcia
William Garcia was my cousin who died in Vietnam before I was born.
Although I never knew him I felt like I did because of my mother. He was my mother's favorite cousin. They were the same age and they did everything together. She was sad when he left for Vietnam. The two of them were very close and went out the day before he was to leave. Little did she know it would be their last day together. They would write each other week after week. When my mother and family got news of his death my mother was devastated. She got a letter from him a week after his death which made it even harder. To this day she keeps all his letters and mementos in a box. She even named my brother after him.
I know I never got the chance to meet him but this is what my mother has said about him:
He is a hero to me and my family and he will never be forgotten.
God bless him and may he rest in peace ...
A memorial from his cousin,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 01 Nov 1966 units of the 1st Cavalry Division engaged in a bitter fight with the 93rd Battalion, 2nd VC Regiment, at Dam Tra-O Lake, 16 kilometers southeast of Bong Son, Binh Dinh Province. Twelve US soldiers died in the fighting:
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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