Vigil held to honor military pilot killed in F-16 crash

The tub was left for the community to leave notes for the fallen pilot's family.
The tub was left for the community to leave notes for the fallen pilot's family.(WMTV)
Published: Dec. 11, 2020 at 7:18 PM CST
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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) - A vigil was held Friday night to honor, Capt. Durwood “Hawk” Jones, a 115th Fighter Wing pilot who died in a crash during a training session in the Upper Peninsula.

A group gathered in Sun Prairie at Cannery Square around 5 p.m. A tub with a jet in it was provided for attendees to place notes of love and support for the family.

The 37-year-old joined the Air National Guard in 2011 and graduated from F-16 basic qualifying training five years ago.

The pilot’s F-16 went down around 8 p.m. Tuesday during a training mission in a remote area of the Hiawatha National Forest, in the northeastern corner of Delta County, near Steuben in Schoolcraft County.

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