Yorktown road renamed for fallen Army pilotPosted: Updated:
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.