'Night of Courage' banquet set to honor Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families

'Night of Courage' banquet set to honor Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families
(Source: KWES)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The "Night of Courage" banquet has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 20 at the MCM Grade Hotel & Fundome, 6201 I-20BL.

This event will recognize Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families. They will also be honoring two Medal of Honor recipients, Alfred Wilson and Max Young.

"The reason we're doing this is to help people remember the sacrifices these two individuals have made, and these families have made, purple heart recipients have made in keeping us free," said Steve Oien, Commander of Chapter 0900 Military Purple Heart in South Plains, Texas.

Hood junior high was renamed Wilson and Young Medal of Honor Middle School after these two courageous men.

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