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Chicago's honorary brown street signs, days, and commemorative honors; the who, what, where, when and why.  Honorary Chicago guide book, maps, biographies, history, trivia, tours, and gifts.

Veterans Honorary Street Map of Chicago


Veterans Honorary Street Map of Chicago

Linda Zabors

Veterans Day 2016

Honorary Chicago is proud to highlight the Veterans who have Chicago streets named in their honor.  

While performing the research for the Honorary Chicago series it became very clear that many of the brown sign honorees are also veterans.  We are showcasing our Honorary Veterans' map. Most of the honorees were better known and recognized for accomplishments and contributions to the City of Chicago which were unrelated to the time they spent serving our country.  We thank them for their service to our country and to our city, communities, professions, and world.  

Honorary Chicago would like to recognize the heroes among us this Veterans Day. 

Scroll over the map to find the name and branch of service.  See below the map for the list of names.  There are very many veterans who have not yet been identified.  If you know of anyone who should be on this list and map please contact us.

list oF Chicago veterans' with Honorary Streets

Incomplete List


Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) - Army

Jesse White - Army

Lester Anixter - Army

Joseph DuCanto - Marines

Jay J. G. Schatz - Army, Purple Heart

Mike Royko - Air Force

Jack Brickhouse - Marines

Robert Lundergan - Army

Sam Wanamaker - Army

Harry G. Comerford - Navy

Philip H. Corboy - Army

Dr Paul Krolick DDS - 

Milton Olive - Army, Presidential Medal of Honor

Bob Fosse - Navy

Silas Purnell - Army / Air Force, Tuskegee Airmen

Bill Veeck - Marines, Purple Heart

Ed Paschke - Army

George Halas - Navy

Abraham Lincoln Marovitz - Marines

James Lovell - Navy

Newton Minow - Army

Walter J. Sojka - Army

Omar Torres - Army

Ernest Jones - Marines

Edward Gardener - Army

Jay Marshall - Army

Walter Hunter - Air Force


John W. Rogers - Army /Air Force, Tuskegee Airmen

Gregory J. Casper, PFC

Ukranian American Veterans 



Honorary Boston features the names and location of Boston's honorary squares which honor local military personnel who died in the line of duty.  These honorary signs date back to the late 1800s.