Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial

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Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial

A Blue Angel F/A-18C Hornet is now in place at the Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial at Lee Victory Recreation Park, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

The F/A 18-C Blue Angel Hornet featured at the memorial is on permanent loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. The memorial is dedicated to Marine Captain Jeff Kuss who on June 2, 2016, lost his life in a tragic in-flight accident while flying as Blue Angel #6 in practice for the Great Tennessee Air Show.

The Rutherford County Board of Education has approved curriculum centered on some historical aspects of Smyrna. Included in this curriculum is the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial, the Smyrna Airport and the Sam Davis Home.
Visit the Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial Education Website
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Turner Security Logo

Thank you Turner Security for providing a security camera at the site of the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial.

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, Florida will be on permanent display as part of the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial. He is survived by his wife Christina, children Calvin and Sloane, parents Janet and Michael, and brother Eric.

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” x 8”  - 3 lines with 15 characters  ($100 sponsorship )
8" x 8" - 6 lines with 15 characters ( $500 sponsorship )
12" x 12" - 9 lines with 15 characters ( $1000 sponsorship )

Paver Form Available for Download

Please send us an e-mail or call us at (615) 267-5005 if you have any questions.