Texas Tech Military & Veterans Program to Dedicate Wall of Honor

A ceremony will recognize Texas Tech military alumni.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Military & Veterans Programs will host a ceremony to dedicate a Wall of Honor recognizing university alumni who have distinguished themselves in military service.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 1)

WHERE: Northeast foyer, first floor, Drane Hall

EVENT: Six honorees will be recognized at the ceremony: 

  • 2nd Lt. George O’Brien – Medal of Honor recipient
  • Pfc. Herman Wallace – Medal of Honor recipient
  • Col. Rick Husband – Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient
  • Maj. Troy Gilbert – Distinguished Flying Cross recipient
  • Maj. John Wells – Navy Cross recipient
  • Staff Sgt. Steve Morin Jr. – Bronze Star recipient

The Wall of Honor will serve as a tribute to the courage, service and sacrifice of these brave men and an inspiration to current and future Red Raiders. The Gold Star parents of Morin will be in attendance. The ceremony will include welcome remarks, a brief background of each honoree and the unveiling. The event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Lou Ortiz, director, Military & Veterans Programs, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6538 or

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Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.