From the APG Centennial Celebration Association:
Community To Break Ground Dec. 9 on APG Memorial in Aberdeen
For the last century, the Soldiers and civilians of Aberdeen Proving Ground have dedicated themselves to developing, testing, and fielding innovative equipment designed to increase the effectiveness and safety of the warfighter. Over the course of 100 years, a number of individuals have lost their lives in the pursuit of these achievements.
A work-related injury can be any condition that is caused, aggravated or accelerated by the employment activities. This includes traumatic injuries, repetitive type injuries, occupational diseases and qualifying mental injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The employee needs to show only that the employment activities were a substantial contributing factor to the disability and/or need for medical care.
Though their numbers are few compared to the thousands of men and women who have worked at APG since 1917, their sacrifice in support of the warfighter has not been forgotten and will be forever memorialized in Aberdeen at Festival Park. The APG Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of those who died in the line of duty. The APG Memorial is sponsored by the APG Centennial Celebration Association (ACCA), a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating APG’s 100 years of world-changing technology development.