Private Service For Blue Angels Pilot Kuss

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A private service has been held for a Blue Angels pilot who was killed in a crash while practicing for an air show.

The service for Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was capped by a 21-gun salute and a flyover by Marine units that he served with before he joined the Blue Angels flight demonstration team in nearly two years ago.

The governor ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the Durango native who graduated from Durango High School in 2002 and Fort Lewis College in 2006.