West Texan Veteran being honored again for his ultimate sacrifice

ODESSA, Tx (KOSA) -- Members of our armed service are never forgotten, even after they're gone.

Today, family members and friends of Marvin Rex Young came together to share stories of his time as a West Texan.

He served and made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam over 51 years ago. something that awarded him The Medal of Honor.

Another memorial and dinner for both him and the late Alfred Mac Wilson is planned on April 25th next week.

"We have a Junior High, Middle School named after him," Tim Edgemon, a friend of Rex said. "Rex has the post office named out on 52nd after him."

Funds from the turnout of this event will go toward renaming the VA Clinic in Odessa after both Young and Wilson, who's another local who died in Vietnam around the same time who also got a Medal of Honor.

The funds will be raised on Thursday, April 25th at the MCM Elegante Hotel at 7 pm.