1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
MEDAL OF HONOR
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
Above: The actual Medal
of Honor presented to Macario Garcia by President Harry S.
On August 8, 2016 the Houston Chronicle newspaper published an article about Macario Garcia
and included this rare close-up photo of Garcia's original Medal taken in November 1960.
Photo from the Chron.com website
On August 23, 1945 President
Harry S. Truman presented Staff Sergeant Macario Garcia
with the Medal of Honor. The ceremony took place in the White House in Washington, D.C.
and honored twenty-eight servicemen who were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions they
performed during World War II. It was and still remains the largest number of Medals of Honor
ever awarded in a single ceremony.
announcing the Medal of Honor ceremony.
It incorrectly states that 27 servicemen will receive the Medal.
(There were 28.) The first name mentioned is Macario Garcia.
From the San Antonio Express Sunday August 19, 1945
President Harry S. Truman
Truman is said to have remarked
Above: Article reporting
the award ceremony.
Macario Garcia is described in the bottom right hand corner of the article.
From the 50th Year Anniversary of JFK's visit with LULAC Council 60 website
A slightly different photo of Truman
awarding the Medal of Honor to Macario Garcia
This photo appeared in the 22nd Infantry Regiment yearbook published in 1946
Article describing the Medal ceremony.
Garcia is mentioned in the bottom
left hand corner.
From The Abilene Reporter -News Friday August 24, 1945
A color photo and a third variation of
Truman awarding the
Medal to Macario Garcia.
From The American Warrior website
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