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Widow of pilot killed in jet crash gets help from his fellow airmen

LONGMEADOW — The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia said members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.

Kara Fontenot said at a memorial gathering Saturday night at the Longmeadow Town Green that she was overwhelmed by the hundreds of friends and neighbors who came to pay their respects to her husband, Lt. Col. Morris ‘‘Moose’’ Fontenot Jr.

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She says her husband had promised to plant the bushes, and his fellow airmen landscaped their yard to carry out his promise.

He died Wednesday when his F-15 fighter jet crashed in Virginia.

Fontenot was a member of the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield and was a career military pilot.

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