On November 13, 1996 the HCISD School Board approved the name of the soon-to-be-built middle school on Wilson Road. The campus will be called: Lt. George Gutierrez, Jr. Middle School. Lt. Gutierrez graduated from Harlingen High School and Texas A&M University with a degree in civil engineering. Lt. Gutierrez joined the Army in 1964 and became an Army UH1 Huey helicopter pilot. It is said that "All Gave Some, Some Gave All". Lt. Gutierrez gave his all to his country. He passed away during a mission on September 1, 1965. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.