Durango honors Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

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Durango honors Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

Native son who died in Blue Angels crash comes home

There are several ways to support the family of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. They would prefer these options to flowers:
A GoFundMe site was set up to benefit the family of Kuss, a Durango native. The fundraiser was set up by Kuss’ sister-in-law, Nicole Perino. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/jeffkuss.The International Council of Air Shows established a fund for the family, according to its website. Donors may contribute to the Capt. Jeff Kuss Foundation at www.icasfoundation.org.A separate fund was created to help defray expenses related to Kuss’ memorial service in Durango and the public reception Saturday afternoon. Donations to the Jeff Kuss Memorial Fund may be made at Bank of the San Juans/Division of Glacier Bank, 144 E. Eighth St., Durango, CO 81301.The Jeff Kuss Memorial Scholarship was founded by the family through the Fort Lewis College Foundation to help veterans earn a college degree. Donations may be made at https://apps.fortlewis.edu/makeagift.The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation set up the Captain Jeff “Kooch” Kuss USMC Memorial Scholarship and will accept donations to help the children of fallen Marine or Navy corpsmen pay for post-high school education. Donations may be made to the foundation’s Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program, which has committed up to $30,000 for Kuss’ children, Calvin, 4, and Sloane, 1, when they reach college age.

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