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Major Enrique Garcia

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Design 240 Tug:
  • Built by Equitable Equipment, Madisonville, LA
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Major Enrique Garcia, July 1941
  • During World War II, stationed at Fort Chimo on Ungava Bay, Canada, date unknown to September 1945
  • Postwar stationed at Frobisher, Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada, supporting the US Army Weather Service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement steel
    Displacement unknown
    Length 56'
    Beam 17'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Towing Equipment unknown
    single diesel engine, 175hp
    single propeller

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    Enrique Garcia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 03 October 1880. He served in the Puerto Rican Volunteers from 1899 to 1916, rising to the rank of post quartermaster sergeant. When the United States entered the Great War, Garcia was made a captain and then promoted to major in the Quartermaster Corps of the US Army. He was honorably discharged 27 October 1919 and a month later enlisted in the Army as quartermaster sergeant. He was commissioned a captain 01 July 1920 and transferred to the Twelfth Infantry. Later he was transferred back to the Quartermaster Corps and retired in 1921 for disability in the line of duty. he died at San Diego, California, 23 March 1932, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    Dave Wright
    US Army Tug Major Enrique Garcia
    Maj. Enrique Garcia
    45k US Army tug Major Enrique Garcia frozen in at south end of runway, Frobisher Bay, November 1947.
    Photo by Charles Austin, via
    Dave Wright

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