MISSION – Specialist Alberto Garcia Jr., 28, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio.
Specialist Garcia was born in Mission on Dec. 7, 1989, to Alberto Garcia Sr. and Abigail Garcia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2012 as a track vehicle repairer (91H). During his service, he was stationed at Camp Casey in South Korea and Fort Riley, Kansas. He received the Army Commendation Medal, several Army Achievement Medals, Joint Meritorious Award and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Gabriela Garcia; parents, Alberto Garcia Sr. and Abigail Vela Garcia; and siblings, Yahaida Ruiz and Jessica Solis.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A chapel service will be held on Friday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial follows at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.