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Santos Sal Garcia was born and raised in East Los Angeles located in Southern California, graduated from local schools and started his photography business while attending East Los Angeles College.


GPUSA was founded in 1965 by Santos "Sal" Garcia and over the years he has taken thousands of nature, scenic, sports, wedding and commercial photography for family, friends and clients.  Today, Sal continues to photograph local coalition surfing events and contests along the California coastline.


After entering the United States Army and assigned to an Aviation Unit he volunteered for duty in Vietnam and soon became a seasoned Vietnam Combat Veteran and photographer while serving as a Helicopter Crew Chief / Door Gunner on board a Huey UH-1B Gun Ship attached to the 116th Assault Helicopter Company 269th Combat Aviation Battalion known as the Hornets and assigned to the Gun Ship Platoon known as the "Stingers" in Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam 1966~1967 where he earned several Air Medals and the Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for Valor.


After his 1966 - 1967 Vietnam Army Aviation tour of duty Sal continued using his photography skills as a Law Enforcement Officer until 1981 when he retired due to job related injuries.  Sal is also a former Law Enforcement Officer, California Licensed Private Investigator-Fraud Investigator since 1982 and President of the San Diego County Investigator’s Association and a Coalition Club Surf Photographer with Global Photo USA Photography based in San Diego, California.


Johnny E. Holman was one of Sal’s door gunner's in 1967. Holman after being wounded by heavy enemy automatic weapons fire remained in the Army and became CSM Johnny E. Holman III. Here is my video tribute to him.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-UMKB0znXQ






Here is the link to my photos taken at the Mesa, AZ 116th AHC Reunion Veterans Day November 9~12, 2019.



Best Wishes to all and Season's Greetings.


To my Past and Present Vietnam Brothers and Sisters. God Speed.


Sal can be contacted at the following numbers (760) 966-1001 or Toll Free (866) 707- 8080 

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Oceanside, CA 92052-4282
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1 2015 Sal's Carlsbad Collection2013 Featured photos 12013 Featured Photos 22013 Sal's Photo of the Day2014 Sal's Photos of the Day Part 12014 Kaitlin McGuire2014 Oceanside, CA November2015 Oceanside, CA March 29, Wisconsin Street.2014 California Surf Museum Gala1 2018 U.S. Open Htn Bch 08 04 20181 2019 Super Girl Surf Pro Friday July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 20191 2020 Portfolio 28-Feb-201 2021 SUPER GIRL SURF PRO SEPT 17-19, 20211 2020 Super Girl Surf Pro 2020 Oct 3-4, 20201 2023 SWAMI'S CARDIFF REEF 10 21-22 20231 2022 Doheny's G.O.T.T. Church, San Diego, CA Mar 12-13, 20222012 Super Girls Pro Aug, 9-12, 2012 Oceanside, CA

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Guestbook for Global Photo USA - Santos Sal Garcia
Jay Clinton(non-registered)
My brother turned me onto your pictures. Love surfing and ski pic's. He was a stinger also.
Robbie Jones(non-registered)
Sal, always great to see you at the beach! You always seem to capture such great images! I really loved your Vietnam pics, as they remind me of my own deployment pics with the marines in the 80's. You look too young to be a Vietnam Vet! God Bless you Sal, thank you so much for your service to this great country and our shared surfing community. Keep shooting you door gunner.
Margie Diamond Jay Stephens(non-registered)
Happy first day of your new website and Happy Birthday
Mario Gonzales(non-registered)
Hi Sal,
Thanks for the invite. I look forward to enjoying your work which is amazing. You capture the essence of surfing in your pics. Hopefully someday we can meet in person and talk surf.
Karen Schuenemann(non-registered)
Thank you for inviting me to visit your website. You've some terrific action shots and can see the passion in your work. I also enjoyed looking at your images from Viet Nam. My Dad was a WWII vet, and was active with American Legion. He was always thrilled to have Viet Nam vets join and participate the organization, and was proud of their service. Thank you for doing so, Santos.
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