Memorial for Coronado-based pilots held on USS Midway

    Six-year-old Anthony Jones dispatched a final email to his father after his dad’s Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea.

    “I hope I meet you in heaven one day, but it will be a long time before that happens,” Anthony wrote. “I think you are watching me all day and all night, every day.

    Anthony’s mother, Theresa Jones, read the email to more than 600 people at the Friday memorial service for Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Gibson, two Navy pilots lost in the Sept. 22 crash.

    Continue reading the entire Union-Tribune San Diego article here.

    Get breaking Coronado news in your inbox >> SUBSCRIBE

    Profile photo of Managing Editor
    Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She and her husband Harry are thrilled to call Coronado home and raise their two children here. In her free time enjoys reading, hitting the gym and walking her dog around the “island”. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: