Yorktown road renamed for fallen Army pilot

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YORKTOWN -

Yorktown is honoring one of its hometown heroes Saturday with a highway naming ceremony.

Route 118 is now the Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway, named after Clay Carpenter, an Army major pilot who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Carpenter died in a Blackhawk helicopter crash during a training mission in Georgia in 2014.

Yorktown officials say they wanted to make sure the community didn't forget Carpenter's service and his sacrifice for his country.

Carpenter was a Lakeland High School and West Point graduate who went on to become a decorated pilot, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Night Walkers, an elite operation unit.

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