Smyrna to announce permanent honor for Blue Angels pilot

Courtesy: U.S. Navy Blue Angels

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Smyrna Mayor Mary Ester Reed, along with other city officials, will announce its plans to permanently honor a Blue Angels pilot who was killed in a crash last summer.

Captain Jeff Kuss died in June while practicing for the Smyrna airshow.

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The announcement for the permanent memorial will be made on Thursday afternoon at the Smyrna Event Center on Sam Ridley Parkway.

Kuss, a native of Durango, Colorado, had a wife and two young children. He had logged nearly 1,700 hours of flying time and had served in Afghanistan.

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