First Sergeant(RET) John Garcia served as a paratrooper in WW II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He has received two Bronze Stars, Three Purple Hearts, Combat Infantry Badge with two Stars, Master Jump WIngs, Leadership Tabs, and numerous awards, citations, and campaign ribbons for his meritorious service in the Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He now resides with his wife Lillian in Squaw Valley. Native American Veterans of all Tribal Nations are serving as Grand Marshalls for the Veterans Day Parade in Fresno on November 11. He is photographed in front of Eagle feathers from an Eagle Staff which represents warriors in battle. Garcia is Native American of the Central Valley Tachi and Wukchumi Tribes.