He's Stamford's most decorated soldier.
And now one of the City's major thoroughfares is named after Homer Lee Wise.
"Homer Wise was a member of the 36th infantry division; was one of the first American soldiers to land on the beach at Salerno," said James Vlastro, the executive director of the Homer L. Wise Memorial Committee.
"His accomplishments as a Stamford resident go nationwide and worldwide," said State Rep. Gerald Fox.
Monday veterans and local officials announced the dedication of the Master Sergeant Homer Lee Wise WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Memorial Highway.
"As we contemplate the future, it's always good to look back on our past and acknowledge the efforts that have led us to this point," said State Sen. Carlo Leone.
Wise's niece, Jean Rinaldi, attended the ceremony with her family. She says when her uncle went to war, he carried her baby picture.
"If anybody really deserved it, he really deserved it because he was a great guy. He was just a normal, ordinary, down-to-earth, humble person, and he was a hero," said Rinaldi.
A hero who's also honored with a bronze statue in Veterans Park. Wise received the Medal of Honor for his service in the army, as well as more than ten other decorations.
"When you come to this park, or cross the street renamed today, remember Homer Wise, and all those who served to protect our freedom," said Vlastro.
"Freedom is not free," said Leone, "We do have to fight for what we've achieved and make sure it's not taken away from us."
State senator Leone co-sponsored the bill which approved the roadway naming. The highway begins at Route 137 at Broad St. though High Ridge Rd. and is a reminder of all those who fight for our freedom.