NYC Honorary Street Names


Bob Wilson Way (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:Southeast corner of Crescent Street and 36th Avenue
Honoree: Robert Wilson (1933-2003) served in the United States Navy, including four years in the Korean War. He was an active member of Community Board 1, President of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, and an administrative supporter of the LIC leg of the New York City Marathon every year.
Fred Wilson Way (Queens)
Present name:Bedell Street
Location:Between Baisley Boulevard and Farmers Boulevard
Honoree: Fred Wilson (1929-1984), a production supervisor for the New York Herald Tribune, moved to Rochdale Village with his family in the early 1960s. . He was a member of the Board of Directors of Rochdale Village, President of the Rochdale Village Black Society, and an active member of the local PTA. In 1972 he was elected Democratic District Leader of the 32nd Assembly District and served in that post for 12 years.
Major Fred O. “Blue Eagle” Wilson Square (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the southwest corner of Tuskegee Airmen Way and Sutphin Boulevard
Honoree:  Fred O. Wilson (1922-2007) was a decorated pilot and one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen who served in World War II. He was one of four Native American pilots to fly with the Tuskegee Airmen, a predominantly African-American fighter squadron which is remembered as never losing a bomber to enemy fire. He, along with the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen received the Congressional Medal of Honor presented by President George W. Bush. (Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]
PFC Le Ron A. Wilson (Queens)
Present name:145th Avenue
Location:Between Farmers Boulevard and Arthur Street
Honoree: Le Ron A. Wilson immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. After graduating Thomas Edison High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq. He was killed on July 6, 2007, when an IED exploded near his vehicle.

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