A Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, had wanted to fly since he was a child, relatives said.
The pilot killed Thursday has been identified as Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss,
‘It’s hard to put into words right now, but it’s beautiful that a person can live and die engaged in their life’s pursuits,’ said his grandfather, Dolph Kuss, reached at his home in Durango, Colorado.
‘This was his dream since he was a child, to be an aviator, a flier.’
He choked back tears and said he was struggling to gather his thoughts.