Avenue of Heroes May 2019

Coronado, CA (May 16, 2018) – Coronado honored 16 Veterans at the Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony at Coronado High School.  The event was free and open to the public.

Sixteen veterans, who call or have called Coronado home, were recognized and honored. Officials with the City of Coronado, VFW Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, and the Coronado Historical Association have worked together to develop the Hometown Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country.

Each honoree’s biography was read, and Coronado Mayor Bailey presented the honoree or family member with a duplicate of the banner which will be displayed on the Avenue of Heroes along Third and Fourth streets.


Everleigh D. “Chub” Willems
Solomon “Sol” Atkinson
Gordon D. Cady
Jack Christiansen
William F. Grimm
Wayne W. Hoffmann Russell Lloyd Jr.
Scott Markel, MD
John B. McKinny
Donald F. Milligan
William B. Rennie
Hugh J. Rosania
Richard Sadlier
Kenton Stacy
Arcia Ola “A.O.” Turner
Mark K. Williamson


Nominations to honor someone with a Hometown Banner are accepted on a continuous basis.  Any active duty or retired service members, from enlisted personnel to officers, who live or have lived in Coronado are eligible.

Additional information on the Hometown Banner program can be found by searching “Hometown Banner” on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us.  The City is actively accepting nominations for future banner candidates living or deceased from any branch of the military.