NYC Honorary Street Names


CPL. John McHugh Way (Queens)
Present name:156th Street
Location:Between 14th Avenue and Crydners Lane
Honoree:  John McHugh (1924-2019) served in the First Infantry Division in WWII. He fought in the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge and received the Silver Star for gallantry in action; the Bronze Star for meritorious service; the European Theater of Operations ribbon which contains silver arrow head for the Normandy invasion; four bronze stars which indicate the major battles he fought in; two Presidential unit citations for Crucifix Hill and Hurtgen Forest; the combat infantry badge and the Fort Eger given by Belgium for action there during the war. In 2014, he was inducted into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame and was an honoree at the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. (Vallone)

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