Camp Garcia, Vieques, named after
Marine Corps Private 1st Class Fernando Garcia, a Puerto Rican Medal of
Honor recipient during the Korean War, closed May 1, 2003. Camp Garcia had
hosted the Atlantic Fleetís Composite Training Unit Exercises and served
as the premiere training area for the Atlantic Fleet for more than 60
Private First Class Fernando Luis
Garcia. Private Garcia was the 38th Marine to be awarded the Medal of
Honor for heroism during the Korean Conflict. Born on 14 October 1929, at
Utuado, Puerto Rico, Private Garcia went to both grade and high school
there. He was working as a file clerk for the Texas Company in San Juan,
Puerto Rico, when he was inducted into the Marine Corps on 19 September
1951. Private Garcia was a member of Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th
Marines, 1st Marine Division in Korea.
KP4AZJ came on the air in the early
1960's and provided morale and welfare messages and phone patches for
permanent personnel and units passing through training.
PFC Fernando Luis Garcia
KP4AZJ is no longer assigned. N0IVT is
licensed to Kenneth A LaRock.
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