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Letter: Reflections of an American Hero

Hero — a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

I can't think of a better description for Andy Garcia —

either in his personal life or aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

Andy's life experiences growing up in rural Sunnyvale helped shape him into the hero he was. Working in the orchards, or alongside his father in his grocery store, his success in sprinting and wrestling, delivering mail to pay for his college tuition to San Jose State, learning family values, and his time in the Air National Guard are but a few things that spurred Andy on to success in whatever he tried.

On the 12th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, my family and I again thank our community for its continued support. Our lives have changed forever, but we were fortunate to be inspired by the man we knew as husband, father and grandfather. May God bless you all.

The family of Andrew (Sonny) Garcia, Portola Valley


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