Candelario Name Meaning & Origin

Candelario

Pronunciation: kahn-deh-LAH-ryo (key)

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Male version of Candelaria referring to Jesus being the Light of the World. The feast of Candlemas (La Candelaria in Spanish) is February 2nd. It celebrates the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40)

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SGT Candelario Garcia, born February 26, 1944 Corsica, Texas. On November 8, 1968 Lai Khe, Republic of Vietnam, as acting team leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry, U.S. Army, when three men were shot and wounded in the open, under machinegun fire, he attacked alone and silenced two machine gun bunkers. Under continuing enemy fire, he rescued 2 wounded wounded men and rejoined his company for the successful assault against the enemy. For his actions he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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