AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Lt. Col. Morris M. Fontenot Jr.’s funeral and interment will be Friday at the school outside Colorado Springs. He was a 1996 graduate of the academy.
Fontenot died Aug. 27 when his jet crashed near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. He was flying to New Orleans for a radar upgrade.
He was an instructor pilot in the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. He was also the wing’s full-time inspector general.
Fontenot was a decorated combat veteran. His awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.