Luis Sarmiento Garcia

2 May 1937–28 April 2009 (Age 72)
Llano Sánchez, Coclé, Panama

The Life of Luis

Luis Sarmiento Garcia was born on 2 May 1937, in Llano Sánchez, Coclé, Panama. He died on 28 April 2009, in Chitré, Herrera, Panama, at the age of 71.

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World Events (3)

1977

Age 40

President Jimmy Carter and General Torrijos sign the Panama Canal Treaties.
1984

Age 47

The Panama Defense Force(PDF) wins most of the seats in the Legislative Assembly with General Manuel Noriega at the head of the PDF.
1989

Age 52

United States President George Bush orders the U.S. military into Panama. Noriega surrenders on December 27. Panama's Electoral Tribunal confirms the victory of Guillermo Endara in an earlier presidential election, the results of which had been declared invalid by Noriega.

Name Meaning

Spanish: from sarmiento ‘grape vine’ (Latin sarmentum ‘shoot’, from sarpere ‘to trim, prune’), apparently a nickname for a tall thin person. This is also found as an Italian surname, imported from Spain, which is present in the south, especially in Naples.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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