Tennessee Town Dedicates Monument To Fallen Blue Angels Pilot

June 10, 2018

Saturday, a memorial honoring Blue Angels Pilot Jeff Kuss was officially dedicated in Smyrna, TN.


U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jeff Kuss, a native of Durango, Colorado, was a decorated pilot who joined the Blue Angels in 2014. Prior to the Blue Angels, he served in Afghanistan and had accumulated more than 1,400 flight hours and 175 landings on aircraft carriers.

On June 2, 2016, at the age of 32, Kuss tragically lost his life when his jet crashed a day before the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna. A Blue Angel F/A-18C Hornet similar to the jet flown by Captain Kuss and on loan from the National Aviation Museum in Pensacola is on permanent display as part of the Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial. He is survived by his wife Christina, children Calvin and Sloane, parents Janet and Michael, and brother Eric.

Pictured top: The Capt. Jeff Kuss Blue Angel Memorial in Smyrna, TN. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Tennessee Town Dedicates Monument To Fallen Blue Angels Pilot”

  1. USAF MSgt retired on June 13th, 2018 2:14 pm

    Awesome memorial! Fly high Captain! You will always be remembered!

  2. Frances Givens on June 10th, 2018 6:26 pm

    You will be remembered always. You sir deserve the honor. Not only the city of Pensacola. But many many others states and cities will always remember. God Bless!

  3. mike on June 10th, 2018 9:50 am

    Fly on Captain Kuss! You will be missed. :(

  4. anne 1of2l on June 10th, 2018 9:30 am

    What a beautiful memorial. I am so happy they call themselves angels. Surely this man is one today.

  5. mat on June 10th, 2018 9:03 am

    Thank You Smyrna. Its beautiful, just beautiful.

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