Marine, Public Servant, Kansan: The Life of Ernest Garcia is an inspiring untold story of a Midwestern Latino that reveals amazing grit, determination, love of family and public service. It begins with a Mexican family fleeing the armies of Pancho Villa and the Mexican government during the Revolution of 1910. The family’s journey leads them to migrant farm work in the sugar beet fields of southwestern Kansas. The book follows the life of grandson “Ernie” Garcia who worked for Senator Bob Dole in Washington D.C. after graduating from college. Ernie’s Washington experiences included working as a Public Liaison Assistant in the White House and serving as U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms where he escorted the president of the United States to deliver the State of the Union Address. During this time Ernie also served in the U.S. Marine Reserves. During his public service he traveled the globe and met many dignitaries, including Pope John Paul II. Ernie’s military career included service in the Gulf War and the Iraq War, where he sustained injuries. His Midwestern roots and patriotism are a ringing testament that immigrant families enrich this country. Ernie’s story is an affirmation of the American Dream.