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Pittsfield's Own Killed In Blue Angels CrashBy Susan Bush
07:35AM / Monday, April 23, 2007
Pittsfield - A 32-year-old Navy Blue Angels pilot killed during an April 21 South Carolina air show crash was a city native.
|U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Kevin J. Davis was killed on Saturday during a Blue Angels airshow in Beaufort, South Carolina. [Photo U.S. Navy]|
U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Kevin J. Davis died after the F/A-18 Hornet he was flying as part of an air show maneuver crashed in a residential area in the vicinity of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
The crash is under investigation and U.S. Navy officials have said the cause of the crash may not be pinpointed for several weeks, according to published media reports.
Davis was accepted as a member of the Navy's elite pilot team in 2005.
He attended Pittsfield High School until 1991 and is a graduate of the Reading Memorial High School, where he enrolled after his father John Davis was named as the superintendent of the Somerville, Mass. school system. John and Ann Davis made their home on Commonwealth Avenue while living in the city.
Davis graduated from the Embry Riddle Aeronautic University, Daytona Beach, FL, according to information posted at the Blue Angel's Internet web site.
He attended officers training school in Pensacola, FL., and was among the military pilots who flew missions over Afghanistan as part of the U.S. military action there. During 2004, Davis graduated from the Navy Flight Weapons School.
|Even though we may not have known Kevin personally, we feel that he is family. We are one of the many active duty military families and our brother Lt. Commander Kevin Davis will be truly missed by the military family.|
|from: Military Family||on: 04-24 00:00:00-2007|
|From all LA.fans we send Kevin's family our condolences and strenght|
with all our love...
|from: Laura C||on: 04-24 00:00:00-2007|
|I would like to add my condolences to those already expressed. May God grant all of you strength in this time of burden. God Bless You all.|
|from: P.Thomas||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|May the memories of your dedication carry on forever. My prayers for your family and loved ones will be given in your memory. God rest your soul in love and peace forever.|
|from: Robert||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|Prayers to the family. The Blue Angels make our country proud each time they fly. My hubby flys and admires them so much!|
|from: ||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|My family and I have always been amazed by the aerobatic maneuvers performed by the Blue Angels. I am saddened by the loss of LT. Commander Kevin J. Davis and wish to send my condolences to his family and friends.|
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
|from: Brian Tui||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|I haved been a blue angels fan for many years and love watching them My heart goes out to the family.God be with you all.|
|from: George H||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|My prayers are with your family may god bless them|
|from: terri||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|
|My Heart felt Condolences go out to the Family. Being the Mother of an Air Force Pilot I can understand. He will now be flying with the Angels and looking down upon all of us.|
|from: Sharon Jackson||on: 04-23 00:00:00-2007|