The 2nd annual Warrior Award will be presented this weekend in Danbury. The award will be given during the Walk of Honor taking place this Sunday at noon at the Danbury War Memorial.
Organizer Mary Teicholz says this year's recipient is a man who earned the Bronze Star with Valor, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor and three Purple Heart Medals. Teicholz says United States Marine Danny Mack Welch's story is one of bravery and heroism.
The Vietnam vet was chosen to honor because he went above and beyond his call to service at a time when "Thank Yous" weren't often spoken.
The Walk of Honor takes place after the award presentation at noon at the Danbury War Memorial. Phase Two of the Veterans Walkway of Honor will also be dedicated during the ceremony.