Eight-year-old Miguel Garcia and others participate in a Make a Wish Foundation , U.S. Army Photo by Kaleen R. Holliday, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.

U.S. Army and Make a Wish, 8-Year-Old Boy Soldier For The Day

Eight-year-old Miguel Garcia and others participated in a Make a Wish Foundation event on Nov. 7, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Garcia, 8-years-old, wish was to be an Army Soldier.

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Garcia was able to experience a variety of activities including assisting in landing a helicopter over the radio, touring a variety of military equipment, and hands-on simulation training. Coordination between the Illinois and Wisconsin Make a Wish Foundations, in conjunction with Fort McCoy, the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and many volunteer support units helped make Miguel’s wish to be a Soldier for the day come true.

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