NYC Honorary Street Names


Staff Sgt. Riayan Agusto Tejeda Street (Manhattan)
Present name:West 180th Street
Location:Between St. Nicholas Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue
Honoree: Riayan Agusto Tejeda (1976-2002) was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the U.S. in 1989. Upon graduating from the Fashion Industries H. S., he joined the U.S. Navy and later transferred to the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Tejeda was killed on November 6, 2002 after a confrontation with an Iraqi battalion in central Baghdad.

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