County names David Garcia as 2021-22 Veteran of the Year

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) -The County of El Paso named retired Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) David Garcia as the county’s 2021-2022 Veteran of the Year.

Since 2019, the County Veteran’s Advisory Board selects a veteran of the year annually to honor their military services and for the work they have done to make a positive impact.

“Our veterans are a dynamic part of our region as they continue to lead the way through volunteering, voting, community engagement, and are always there to lend a helping hand to some of our most vulnerable residents,” said El Paso County officials.

“The sense of pride we have for our veterans is unlike any other community. The Veterans Wall of Honor stands as a symbol of unity as we continue to work together to remain a Veteran Ready County. It is because of our outstanding veteran service organizations that El Paso was recently ranked as the top 10 best places for veterans to live.”

Ricardo Samaniego, El Paso County judge

The county has partnered with the Oscar Arrieta Allstate Agency to honor Garcia and he will be given the Hometown Hero Award at the UTEP football game, November 20.

To learn more about Garcia and the Veteran of the Year Program, click here.

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