Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial

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On June 2, 2016, at the age of 32, Captain Jeff 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, Florida will be 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.

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The plane to be used in the Memorial...
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By this memorial, the Town of Smyrna and its citizens are proud to honor the legacy of Marine Captain Jeff Kuss. Kuss was a fearless leader, a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a hero.  It is with great honor that the Town of Smyrna hereby pays tribute to his legacy.

Personalized pavers, which will be used in the creation of this memorial, are available for purchase.

Available Sizes
4”x8”  - 3 lines with 15 characters  ($100 sponsorship )
8x8 – 6 lines with 15 characters ( $500 sponsorship )
12x12 – 9 lines with 15 characters ( $1000 sponsorship )


The Town of Smyrna gratefully acknowledges the loan of the F/A-18C Hornet, BuNo 163498, which is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL.