Service Planned For Massachusetts Fighter Pilot

Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield is holding a memorial service for the fighter pilot killed in a crash in Virginia last month.

The service for Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr. is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in the main hangar at Barnes.

Base officials say it will be open to military members, their families and invited guests.

Fontenot, a member of the 104th Fighter Wing based at Barnes, died Aug. 27 when his jet went down near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. He was flying to New Orleans for a radar upgrade.

The Longmeadow resident is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Fontenot will be buried in early October at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he graduated in 1996.


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