Garcia Day celebrated at Del Mar College

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Mathew Mata said a few months ago he did not know about Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

"I had seen his name around town and heard about him, but I just didn't know who he was or what he did," Mata said.

A Geology major at Del Mar College, Mata was at a the school's Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day luncheon Thursday. The event honored the legacy of the Corpus Christi civil rights leader, physician and American G.I. Forum Founder.

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