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Avenue of Heroes: Lieutenant Commander Thomas “Poolie” Watson

Written by: Retired CAPT Dave Schnell LCDR Thomas "Poolie" Watson was born in Cadillac, Michigan, in February 1932 to Richard Poole Watson and Pauline Anne...

Avenue of Heroes: Major John Sexton

Written by: Kitty Sexton (wife) John Sexton spent 37 years in a Naval uniform achieving the rank of major in the U.S. Marine Corps and...

Avenue of Heroes: Captain Peter E. Riddle

Written by: Susan Whiting (daughter) Peter “Pete” Emmons Riddle was born in Chicago on April 2, 1938, the youngest of three boys to Hugh and...

Avenue of Heroes: Captain Easton “Jiggs” Noble

Written by: Hometown Banner Committee and Janice Ann Noble Horn (daughter) Easton “Jiggs” Boville Noble was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 29, 1903, to...

Avenue of Heroes: Robert “Brick” Nelson Jr.

Written by: Retired CAPT Roger Welch Robert W. “Brick” Nelson Jr. hails from the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The oldest of 10, Nelson excelled...

Avenue of Heroes: Lieutenant Colonel George Nasif

Written by: Jan Thompson (daughter) LtCol George Nasif joined the Marine Corps shortly after high school graduation in 1934, starting out as a bugler. While...

Avenue of Heroes: Jeanne Lassus Marden

Written by: Cherie B. Collins (daughter) Many fine things have come from the Napa Valley in California, including Jeanne Lassus Marden. Marden was born on May...

Avenue of Heroes: Ward M. LeHardy

Written by: Sally Barstow (daughter), and Ward, Marcel, and Peter LeHardy (sons) Ward Morehouse LeHardy was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1934 to Navy LT...

Avenue of Heroes: RADM Francis Holian

Written by: Retired RADM Francis Holian RADM Francis Holian is a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. His initial assignment was to a destroyer. However,...

Avenue of Heroes: Captain Dan Cook

Written by: Retired CAPT Dan Cook CAPT Dan Cook devoted a 25-year career of active-duty service as a Surface Warfare officer and then Civil Engineer...

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