Benjamin F. Dillingham, III and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor

This LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor recognizes LGBTQ veterans with ties to San Diego who served under anti-LGBTQ policies, preventing their ability to serve, and serve safety and openly. These veterans have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality. The LGBT Veterans Wall commemorates these veterans’ lives in hopes that their courage, bravery and sacrifices will continue to inspire future generations.

El Bisarra, USN

Barbara Jean Crusberg, USMC

Lynn Pender, USN

Jose Rivera III, USN 

Tristan Sotomayor, USN 

Eugene Burkard, USAF
Lee Lozano-Osier, USN 
Jackson Redmond, USA 
Gary Wayne Rees, USN (deceased) 
Wallace Bruce Shank, Jr. USAF Ruby Sola, USN 
Frank Stiriti, USN 

Eva Belander, USAF 
Courtland Hirschi, USMC
Alva Smithson, USN 
Norman Braxton, USN
James “Clay” Kilpatrick, USMC Robert G. Wheeler, USAF
Thomas Carpenter, USMC 
George Robert Pedrick, USN Will Williams, USN 
James Cassidy, USN 
James Seal, USAF 

Robert Bettinger, USA
Nic Herrera, USA 
John Lockhart, USN
Justin Brent, USA
Zander Keig, USCG 
Craig Allan Morgan, USN Wayne Elias Dietz Jr., USN
Robert John Leyh, USN
Roger Greenseth, USA Judith Litzenberger, USN 

Joanna (Gasca) Sansoterra, USAF 
Scott P. Lawry, USN 
Allen R. Schindler, Jr, USN
Dennis E. Howard, USN 
Edwin O. Lohr, USAF 
Jeff Underwood, USN
Arthur J. Kelleher, USN 
Sean R. Redmond, USAF 
Craig A. Wilgenbusch, USN
William E. Kelly, USAF 
Sean M. Sala, USN 
Veronica Zerrer, USA

Mitchel Eugene Cantrell, USA
Camille Emily Davidson, USAF 
Gordon K. Wahl, USAF
Diane M. “Semo” Cimochowicz, USN 
Jackie K. Jackson, USN 
Donna F. Walker, USN
Alberto Cortes, USN 
Lester Lefkowitz, USA 
Phyllis A. Daugherty, USAF 
Trent Lozano-Osier, USN

Dennis Michael Fiordaliso, USN
John Carlos Keasler, USA 
Thomas Joseph Seguine, USN
Robert Hall “Jess” Jessop, USN 
Robert A. Lehman, USMC 
Frank Stefano, USN

Jacque Atkinson, USMC 
Ben Gomez, USN 
Joseph Christopher Rocha, USN
John Banvard, USAA 
Kathleen A. Hansen, USN 
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, USMC
Kristen Beck, USN 
April F. Heinze, USN 
Evelyn Lynn Thomas, USMC
Stewart Bornhoft, USA 
Morgan M. Hurley, USN 
Autumn Violet Sandeen, USN
Carlita “Lee” Durand, USAF 
Gerard Nadeau, USAA 
Shaun A. Flak, USMC 
Stephen Peters, USMC

Stan Berry, USN 
Lisa Kove, USN 
Luke Terpstra, USA
Benjamin M. Fowler III, USA 
Robert Lynn, USN 
George Haverstick, USN 
Harvey Milk, USN 
Donald P. Kambic, USA 
August Provost, USN

Benjamin F. Dillingham III, USMC 
Jeri Dilno, USAF 
Bridget Wilson, USAR
Jim Woodward, USN

Sean Redmond, USAF (Ret), Advisory Council Co-Chair

Veronica Zerrer, Major, USA (Ret), Advisory Council Co-Chair

Morgan M. Hurley, ITC, USN/USNR (Ret)

Clay Kilpatrick, Sergeant, USMC 

Tristan Sotomayor, AM2, USN

Frank Stefano, CDR, USNR (Ret)

 Alberto R. Cortés, PN2, USN

Advisory Council Liaison

Rebekah Hook-Held, Chief Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Officer

Helen Weldeghiorgis, Community Engagement Manager

To nominate a veteran for the Wall of Honor, view the  criteria here. 

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