Milford Class of ’79 – National Guard Memorial Project
This September marks the 40th anniversary of a tragedy that forever changed the course of Milford High School and the surrounding east-side communities.
Many of us are fresh from the graduation party circuit; celebrating the accomplishments and the future of our friends and family. But in 1979, 4 young men tragically lost their lives in an Army National Guard helicopter accident. Their helicopter crashed on September 29th near Price Rd a mile from Paxton Ramsey Park. Just like that, all the promise these young men had ahead of them was gone. Their commitment to serve and protect became their final act.
Help us honor these Hero’s and their families! The east-side communities have a long and proud tradition of never forgetting our Heros who died in the service of our country. Please help us establish a memorial to honor Capt. James E. Capps, Capt. Paul F. Edgar Jr, S/Sgt Wayman Nixon Jr. and S/Sgt Alan K. Piatt and their selfless commitment to our communities.