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Macario Garcia

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Houston National Cemetery
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Born:  January 02, 1920 at Villa De Castano, Mexico

Entered Service in the US Army from Sugar Land, TX

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism November 27, 1944 at Grosshau, Germany

Died:  December 24, 1972 at the age of 52

Staff Sergeant Garcia single-handedly assaulted two enemy machinegun emplacements. Attacking prepared positions on a wooded hill, which could be approached only through meager cover, his company was pinned down by intense machinegun fire and subjected to a concentrated artillery and mortar barrage. Although painfully wounded, he refused to be evacuated and on his own initiative crawled forward alone until he reached a position near an enemy emplacement. Hurling grenades, he boldly assaulted the position, destroyed the gun, and with his rifle killed three of the enemy who attempted to escape. When he rejoined his company, a second machinegun opened fire and again the intrepid soldier went forward, utterly disregarding his own safety. He stormed the position and destroyed the gun, killed three more Germans, and captured four prisoners. He fought on with his unit until the objective was taken and only then did he permit himself to be removed for medical care.

NOTE: Most OFFICIAL records list Staff Sergeant Garcia's first name as Macario. We have confirmed with his family, friends of the family, and it is evidenced by the spelling on his headstone, that this is in error. The proper spelling is Macario.

 

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