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Juan Montez Garcia

1943 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Juan M. Garcia, 72, of Alamogordo, died on March 21, 2015.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in Presidio, Texas, to Theodoro Garcia and Maria Montez.

He is survived by his wife Clara Garcia, along with two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Steve Bell of Alamogordo, Nora and Jon Lerner of Phoenix, Ariz., and one son Juan M. Garcia Jr. of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Andrew, Kimberly, Jordan, Sarah, Jonathan and Lea.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1968, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5). He served one combat tour of duty in Vietnam, receiving numerous awards and medals for his actions, including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960-), as well as a Presidential Unit Citation, the Rifle Sharpshooter and Pistol Marksmanship badges.

A memorial service will be in the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel, 2301 First St., at 1 p.m. Thursday March 26.

The Garcia family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 25 to Apr. 24, 2015
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