Run in Smyrna raises money for Jeff Kuss Memorial

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – The “Top Gun Night Run” is the first of its kind in Smyrna. 

The proceeds of the run go directly to the number 6 Blue Angel Memorial. 

The run was held on behalf of Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, who died three years ago on June 2, 2016 in Smyrna after crashing during a practice flight for The Great Tennessee Airshow. 

People at the event remember Kuss as a hero. They respect his service and sacrifice and are grateful to be part of an event that celebrates his legacy. 

“He left behind a wife and two small kids so it touches our hearts to be able to come out and do this for a great cause, great cause,” said Aubrey Brady. 

“It’s an honor an privilege to run by a hero. It’s amazing when they told me it was going to be a real blue angel, I was like really, and then you get out here, it’s really a blue angel,” said Devlin Bourque. 

About 500 people came out for the inaugural run. 

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