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La Vergne residents raise money for Capt. Kuss memorial

Courtesy: U.S. Navy Blue Angels

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Residents of La Vergne hope to honor fallen
Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss by purchasing a bench and adding a
plaque and tiles to the city’s new Memorial wall in his honor.

An organizer of the effort has started an online collection to help
pay for the honors. You can find the fundraising page by clicking here.

Capt. Kuss was killed on June 2 near the Smyrna airport while practicing for the Great Tennessee Air Show.
“He could have crashed that plane in our neighborhood, he could have
crashed that plane into parts of Smyrna that could have injured people,”
said organizer Debbie Heughan. “I just felt like we owe him, we want to
honor him, he’s a hero.”

The fundraiser aims to collect $1,500 toward the memorials.

If successful, the bench and plaque would sit at Veterans Memorial
Park. The tiles would be added to the park’s new Veterans Memorial Wall.

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