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Age:   23
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Date of Death: 3/13/2007
Incident Location: Anbar province, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc
Unit: 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divisio
Unit's Base: Schweinfurt, Germany

(Additional information provided by the Garcia Family)

Alberto was born in Dealno,Ca. and raised in Bakersfield, Ca. He enlisted in the United States Army on 26 July 2005. He graduated from One Station Unit as an 11B Infantryman assigned to G Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of One Station Unit Training, he was assigned to C Company "Rock," 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry "Blue Spaders" Schweinfurt, Germany. On 4 August 2006, Alberto deployed to Iraq. He was killed 13 March 2007 by small arms-fire and an explosive in Baghdad, Iraq.

An active member of the community, Alberto was a member of Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield, CA. Keeping God at the center of his life, he assisted in the ministry and you could always find him praying, patrolling church grounds, ministering and helping others.

(Remarks from his platoon)

They said "Berto" (his nickname in the platoon) was tall, soft spoken, and a devout Christian. He loved God and his family and was not embarrassed to publicly display his love for both. Like many Soldiers, Alberto fancied tattoos. He was very proud of his first tattoo, which was an image of Christ.

He was his own man, and never took sides or participated in cliques. He was one of those quiet guys who'd not really talk to you until he got to know you, but once he did and he opend up to you, you'd discover a guy that was funny and caring and grounded in his faith in the Lord. You could always count on him, for anything and if you ever needed to talk, he was always there for you. He was never in a bad mood and always had a smile on his face. As a Leader, you could'nt ask for a better Soldier than SPC Garcia. He was disciplined, reliable, quick to learn, aggressive, tough, and never complained. SPC Garcia was the "Warrior Ethos."

He is survived by his other Maria and two sisters Veronica Villarreal and Mercedes Nawrot. As a son, brother, friend, mentor and warrior, he touched many lives and is greatly missed. Only apart for a time, until we meet again, brother, Rock On.
Source: Associated Press
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