|Sebastián García and his family in Spain.|
This photo was taken about 1914.
José is the little boy. His brother Joaquín
also became a Guardia Civil.
|José as a young military cadet,|
|15 October 1956|
José with his wife and daughter
in front of the Royal Palace, Madrid
|The dress uniform of a captain, 1971|
My husband now has his grandfather's Guardia Civil uniform and medals. Two of his tricorn hats, his spurs and his sword are on display in our home in New Hampshire. I'm glad my daughter has memories of her Bisabuelo (great grandfather) and that we can remember his role in Spanish history. His service spanned serving a monarch and a dictator, and he lived to see Spain become a parlimentary democracy.
Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo