SAN ANTONIO – Family, friends and military leaders came together Wednesday to honor the life of a San Antonio soldier who died in a helicopter crash while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt.
A funeral service for CW3 Dallas Gerald Garza was held Wednesday at Community Bible Church. A visitation was held Tuesday at Porter Loring Mortuary North at 2102 N. Loop 1604 East.
Garza was one of five soldiers killed in the crash. A French peacekeeper and Czech officer also were killed, and a sixth American on the helicopter was injured.
Garza served in the United States Army for 14 years.
“He had six more years to go,” said David Garza Jr, Dallas’ father, who is also an Army veteran. “He was going to do his full 20. One of the biggest accomplishments he had was that he was just selected to the Special Forces, so that was a great milestone. He served his country honorably.”
Garza leaves behind three children and a fiancée.
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