AGIF – Texas

2020 Pancho Claus Christmas Program Declared a Success Despite Covid Pandemic

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas: The Pancho Claus Christmas Program (PCCP), sponsored by the Miguel Hernandez Memorial Chapter of the American G I Forum, distributed turkeys with all the trimmings to over 60 families on Saturday, December 19 at the Good Samaritan Service Center  in San Antonio. Christmas gifts and over 25 bicycles were given to over 300 children in these families… read more

A Tribute to Carlos Martinez, President / CEO of NVOP

The American GI Form National Veterans Outreach program has lost Carlos Martinez, President and CEO, a visionary and an outstanding leader. The NVOP under his leadership gained National recognition for accomplishments and will continue to honer the work and legacy of Carlos Martinez for his years of service and decication of service to veterans… read more

In Memory of Mary Rose Garcia, Loving Wife of Amador Garcia, Corpus Christi, Texas

The American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Austin, Texas – The American GI Forum of Texas and of the US. extend heartfelt condolences to Amador Garcia and his family on the loss of his wife Mary Rose. Words cannot begin to express the sadness you must feel but know that your Family of the American Gi Forum is here for you and are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may the soul of your wife Mary Rose rest in the Eternal peace of Christ Almighty.

Amador Garcia, cousin of the founder, past State Commander, presently Legal advisor of Texas, and lifetime member of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Founder’s Chapter American GI Forum of Texas lost his loving Wife, Mary Rose September 13, 2020, the day of the Resurrection of our Lord at 3:00 a.m. known as the Holy Hour in the Catholic faith to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ our King. She was 85 and had suffered some heart and stroke issues over the past 10 years, but in her true spirit would always convey that she was not ready to pass on.. read more

Jose Martinez, M/Sgt Retired USAF, Del Rio AGIF Commander Succumbs to COVID-19

American GI Forum Report: DEL RIO, Texas – This is an update on the Passing of Commander Jose ‘Joe’ Martinez. His wife, Mrs. Tina Martinez, informed the State Office that her husband Jose “Joe” Martinez, passed away on July 9, at approximately 8:28 pm. We, as members of the American GI Forum of Texas (AGIF) saddened at the news stayed in communication with her regarding any details and/or arrangements. Tina was kept in isolation for 14 days because Joe’s death was a result of COVID-19. Because of this, arrangements were delayed. We are pleased to report that Tina is doing well and thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Jose was Born in November 14, 1935 in Acapulco, Guerrero (Mexico). At the age of 12 he was brought to the United States at by an American couple. He attended school Woodstock Academy in Connecticut for four years. Upon graduation he joined the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force he distinguished himself, receiving numerous Service Medals, Citations… read more