Midway Gala











2017 Midway American Patriot Award Gala will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum.

This year we will be honoring the Naval Aviator Vietnam prisoners of war. 2017 is the Centennial of the establishment of the ‘Wings of Gold.’ Accepting the MAPA on behalf of all Vietnam Naval Aviator POW’s will be four Midway Docents who continue to serve and spread the message that ‘Freedom is not Free’:

Will Abbott
Jack Ensch
Ev Southwick
Bill Stark

Special Guest:
Tony Orlando
1976 People’s Choice Award – Favorite All-around Male Entertainer

Note: other Naval Aviator POW’s living in the greater SD region will be invited.


The USS Midway Museum Board of Directors
Gala Chair, Connie Conard
Honorary Chair, Virginia Napierskie

Purchase Tickets Here

For more information contact Norma Nicolls
at nnicolls@midway.org or (619) 398-8294.