To the family of Andrew Garcia: I have recently learned of Andy being on UA93. I first met Andy in 1970 when he was a salesman at McCormick Morgan and he came to make calls at the procurement office at Travis Air Force Base. It was challenging during that time to be in the service. Andy would always come upstairs with a soda and crackers for us. He was very encouraging to myself and other guys who were enlisted. Most of us were college graduates and he encouraged us with our decisions to attend Golden Gate University on the base for a MBA. I remember meeting him a few more times when I later went to work for Western Air Lines in LAX. Though I lost track of Andy, I will always remember his great atitude and kindness. I pray that your beliefs will give you comfort that you may again be reunited once more. If there is anything I can do for your family if you come back through Pittsburgh please let me know. Andy was a wonderful mentor to me when I was in the Air Force, he and others are now heroes to me in their sacrifice for averting greater disaster that day. Our school children were notified of the missing plane overhead and were put in the hallways. They too have quiet revered respect for those on 93.
I hope this message thing works. May you know Andy was liked by many, even an Airman at Travis many years ago. I have shared recently my rememberances of Andy with my wife and six children. Our prayers are with you.
With great regards,
Howard H. Haglund, Jr.