Yorktown road renamed for fallen Army pilot

<p>Yorktown is honoring one of its hometown heroes Saturday with a highway naming ceremony.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2017, 3:14 PM

Updated 2,494 days ago

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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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