Memorial Service Held for Twain Harte Fighter Pilot

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy—

A memorial service was held Wednesday for Twain Harte native Lucas Gruenther, who’s F-16 crashed in the Adriatic Sea last week.

The Air Force confirmed last Thursday that they had found Gruenther’s body. U.S. and Italian forces helped in the search for Gruenther, who was on a training flight in an F-16 fighter jet when it crashed.

Gruenther’s last known location was over the Adriatic Sea, some 10-15 nautical miles east of Cervia.

Video of Gruenther’s service can be seen here-


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