Legion: Condolences to Plane Crash Victim

WASHINGTON--()--National Commander Dale Barnett issued a statement today following a plane crash on Thursday, which resulted in the death of an aerobatics aviator.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Pilot Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed as he crashed an F/A-18 aircraft during an “afternoon practice” at the airport in Smyrna, Tenn., according to a statement released from the Naval Air Forces.

“The Legion is honored by the dedication of our Navy’s Blue Angels, and it is with a heavy heart that we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the pilot who lost his life yesterday,” Barnett expressed.

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion, www.legion.org, was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation.

Contacts

The American Legion
Crystal Jackson, 202-263-5758
cjackson@legion.org

Contacts

The American Legion
Crystal Jackson, 202-263-5758
cjackson@legion.org