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Dr. Hector P. Garcia's achievements honored on his birthday

Dr. Hector P. Garcia's birthday celebrated
Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 18:34:16-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — His work in civil rights is legendary.

And today, all the achievements of Dr. Hector P. Garcia were being celebrated over at the American Bank Center.

Garcia was born on this date back in 1914. Among his career highlights are that he founded the American GI Forum and was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Among those in attendance today included Garcia’s daughter Cecilia Garcia Akers and Juan Garcia, who is the former assistant Secretary of the Navy and a Former Texas State Representative.