A Marine's Story: Lance Corporal Arthur Oscar Garza


Lance Corporal Arthur Oscar Garza was born on July 10, 1970, in Corpus Christie, Texas.  He always wanted to be a Marine and enlisted in the US Marine Corps immediately after high school.  

Assigned to the 1st Marine Division and deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in response to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

Lance Corporal Arthur Oscar Garza died during his service on January 26, 1991, due to a vehicle collision while returning from a nighttime scouting and reconnaissance mission.

He rests at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery in Kingsville, Texas.


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