February 19, 2021
Name: SFC. Gilbert Garcia
Hometown: Dallas, TX
DOB: January 27, 1986 DOD: February 19, 2021
Entered Service: 2006
Deployments: Iraq & Afghanistan (2)
Units: 3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne North Carolina (2006-2015), National Guard 19th Special Forces-Airborne (2015-Present)
After Army Career Gilbert took a year to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Science 2017 from Texas A&M (while remaining active in the National Guard Reserves Special Forces) and was nearing completion of his Master of Business Administration & Management Information of Technology from Texas Tech.
Awards and Decorations:
Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal 5th Award, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct 3rd Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan campaign medal with combat star 2nd Award, Iraq campaign medal with campaign star 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon 2nd Award, Army Service Ribbon, Over Seas Ribbon 2nd Award, NATO Medal, Army Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Borne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver- wheeled vehicles, Valorious Unit Award, Parachutist Badge.
Children, Nathan & Madeline Mary Garcia, Parents, Jose and Edith Garcia; his sister, Jocelyn Garcia, brother-in-law, Michael Ponciano, nephews Matthew and Jo-ell; brother, Joe Garcia, sister-in-law, Maria; nieces, Lysette, Arielle, Alyssa, Aliah; nephews Joe, Jr., and Josiah; younger brother Anthony, and Amalia Sanchez, former wife and mother of his children.
SGT. First Class Gilbert Garcia, unfortunately took his own life on February 19, 2021 and entered Fiddler’s Green to join his fallen brother’s. He is profoundly missed.