Roberto Garza 173rd Airborne

Hi, we are the family of Roberto Garza. We are raising funds for Robert to help defray the funeral and medical expenses that have been incurred due to his untimely death. Robert was a beloved hometown man from Eagle Pass, Texas and after many chapters in his life, ended up in Austin, Texas with his wife Martha, our mother.

Robert’s final episode in his life was bombarded by a barrage of health issues that manifested from exposure to agent orange acquired while serving a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967 with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. His health had been declining this past year by stress from scammers who swindled him out of thousands of dollars and then he was involved in a near-tragic motor vehicle accident on May 3rd of this year where he received multiple bone fractures throughout his body.

After months of rehabilitation, Robert acquired COVID-19 in the hospital and survived. However, soon after his COVID-19 recovery, he developed an infection on his left post-surgical leg that spread throughout his body, caused a stroke, and eventually succumbed to the severe infection.

Robert was a very amiable person who talked to anyone and everyone. He made friends everywhere he went. He had friends from Eagle Pass from childhood, during his time in the military, and during his journeys from California to Texas. He enjoyed going to stores such as Costco, Walmart, Sam’s, HEB and everyone smiled and greeted Robert as though he was a celebrity.

He loved ordering from Chuy’s & Jim’s restaurant and received open arms from friends there as well. Robert was a romantic. He played the guitar, loved to sing, and wrote music. He was a very giving person and wanted people he came across to feel loved. Robert’s role on this Earth was a father, grandfather, husband, friend, and patriotic military hero. We will deeply miss him. He was God’s contribution to making this planet a more colorful place.

Donations (17)

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  • claude mansker
    • $500 
    • 1 yr
  • Selene Martinez
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Manuel Menchaca
    • $75 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Jason Ramsdell
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
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Organizer and beneficiary

Karl McHazlett
Austin, TX
Deborah Gonzalez

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