Daughter of late American GI Forum founder hosts book signing


By Julie Garcia of the Caller-Times

Snakes in the mailbox. The death of a son and brother. A man's jitters before meeting the president of the United States.

These are the stories not found in any historical text on the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

But Cecilia Garcia Akers knew they were stories that needed to be shared with the world, especially the community her father worked tirelessly to serve.

"He's a person who's a historical significance but people don't really look at the effect on his family," Garcia Akers said. "On the personal side — his health, finances. I was able to touch on that in the book to understand the sacrifices that he made and his family made for him to do what he was able to do."

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