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Memorial Bench for Blue Angel's USMC Captain Jeff Kuss

Organized by: Debbie Heughan

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Special thanks to Harley Taylor for organizing a motorcycle ride that raised over $600. for the memorial bench.
June 06, 2016

THE STORY:

The Blue Angels were in Smyrna Tennessee practicing for the air show on June 2nd, 2016 and one of the pilots crashed and died. His name is USMC Captain Jeff Kuss, #6 Blue Angel. He was only 32 years old and a husband and also a father of two young children. Even though we didn't personally know Capt. Kuss, all the residents of LaVergne and Smyrna love our veterans and love and enjoy the air shows with the Blue Angels. He was a true hero as he maneuvered his #6 plane to avoid close by apartments and other residents and buildings. This is just a small way we can all contribute to show our respect and honor this hero. As a tribute to honor Captain Jeff Kuss, we the people of LaVergne are blessed to have a brand new Veterans Memorial Wall still being completed right here at Veterans Memorial Park. We want to buy tiles for the wall to honor him and also a commemorative bench with a plaque to honor him. I have been consulting with our Parks and Rec director to help select and approve the bench our donations will purchase. It will need to be a bench that is durable and fits in with the complete plan of our memorial wall project. So if you loved our Blue Angels and our veterans as much as we do,  please consider making a donation. No donation is too small, it all adds up. Thank you so much. I am adding a link to our Veterans Memorial wall where the bench will be added. https://www.facebook.com/Veterans-Memorial-Wall-731429043667655/?fref=ts

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To This Fundraiser

$520

 

35% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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  • Jeff Moss

    $10

  • Susan Britt

    $25

  • Joyce Funk

    $15

  • Tania

    $10

  • Nikki Huff

    $25

  • Tony Vanatta

    $25

  • The Kopp Family

    $25

  • The Jimenez Family

    $25

  • Debbie Heughan

    $10

  • Tabitha & Thomas Brown

    $10

  • Chelsi Miller, Rhian Bradford, Zakaury Bradford, Landreigh Miller

    $25

  • Holly Veach

    $25

  • Michele Chaput

     

  • Sandy McKinney

    $20

  • Pamela Moore

    $50

  • Dale Rayzor

    $50

  • The Dobbs Family

    $25

  • Trish Huffman

    $25

  • Rhonda & Steve Gannon

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Organized by

Debbie Heughan

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Melinda

Melinda

RIP Captain Kruss 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

With gratitude for Capt. Kuss's service and sacrifice! 1 year ago

Rhonda & Steve Gannon

Rhonda & Steve Gannon

What a great idea! I have been a Blue Angels fan for many-many years and never miss their shows when here. Watching their skill as pilots perform such difficult maneuvers and knowing how dangerous it is for them makes my heart soar with pride that our country has such talented brave souls. Not to mention the thrilling excitement felt from the roaring sound of their jets as they zoom overhead through a clear blue sky. I challenge anyone not to feel some patriotism inside from their aerial shows. Keep soaring high USMC Captain Jeff Kuss and God Bless! From one patriotic fan - Rhonda G. 1 year ago

Trish Huffman

Trish Huffman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The Dobbs Family

The Dobbs Family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Dale Rayzor

Dale Rayzor

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sandy McKinney

Sandy McKinney

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Michele Chaput

Michele Chaput

Thank you for your sacrifice 1 year ago

Holly Veach

Holly Veach

DONATION: $25

May he always be remembered as a true American hero 1 year ago

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