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Fernando Luis García

Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients

Died when: 22 years 327 days (274 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Fernando Luis García

Fernando Luis García (October 14, 1929 – September 5, 1952) was a United States Marine Corps private first class who was killed in action during the Korean War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty on September 5, 1952, during the Battle of Bunker Hill (1952).

He was the first of nine Puerto Rican servicemen to be awarded the Medal of Honor and is the only Puerto Rican Marine to be awarded the medal.


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