Friends and Family Remember Air National Guard Pilot

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV)-- Members of Lt. Colonel Morris Fontenot Jr.'s wing unit planted rose bushes in his widow's yard this weekend.

Kara Fontenot says she is overwhelmed by friends and neighbors who came to her home in Massachussetts to pay their respects this weekend.

She spoke of friends who planted rose bushes, fulfilling a promise her husband made. Many members of the 104th fighter wing shared their memories.

"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to call moose a barnstormer. He took a huge leap of faith in joining the guard, with less than three years remaining before he qualified for a full retirement from the active side," said Col. Alex Haldopoulos, with the 10th fighter wing.

"My husband died doing what he loved..serving his country. Flying F-15, and what he loved even more was being part of a band of brothers," said Kara Fontenot, widow.

Fontenot will be buried early next month at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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