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June 27, 2019

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

Museum of the Western Prairie to Host Presentation on Oklahoma Medal of Honor Recipients

ALTUS, Okla. — On Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host a presentation on Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor recipients. Jody Turner from Enid will review the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War through the most recent military conflicts, focusing on the interesting and inspiring stories of Oklahomans who have earned this oldest U.S. military award for bravery. Turner is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service. She is also a history buff who has done extensive research on the Medal of Honor.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  



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