Bridge to be renamed for Milton High School graduate killed in Vietnam
MILTON — Amos William Lee, who was from Culloden, served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He was 27 years old when he died in combat in the Binh Duong province in Vietnam. He is buried at Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane.
His birthday was Oct. 7. Jessie Krepps Pullen, who was one of the eight classmates from the class of 1958 on the committee to get the bridge renamed, said they have been working on the project for several years. The sign is already up at the bridge, which is located at the Cabell and Putnam County lines at Culloden (right past the FoodFair).
The ceremony will feature a 21-gun salute and a color guard by the American Legion Post 139. Local politicians have been invited including Milton Mayor Tom Canterbury, as well as family members, friends and Bill Cooper, who served with Amos in Vietnam. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
Pullen said she has to thank her brother and his class for coming up with the idea several years ago go honor Amos, and thanks her fellow classmates on the committee for making it happen.
“We’ve had a lot of setbacks but we still have eight of us from our class on the committee and we were able to see it through,” Pullen said.