Ribbons honor fallen Blue Angel pilot, family

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Ribbons honor fallen Blue Angel pilot, family

Tribute to Durango native Jeff Kuss spreads downtown
Fundraisers launched

A gofundme site has been set up to benefit the family of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native.
The fundraiser was set up by Kuss’ sister-in-law, Nicole Perino.
“Captain Kuss made the ultimate sacrifice and has left behind his precious wife, Christina, and two small children, Calvin, 4, and Sloane, 1,” the page reads. “This family needs all of our support and Jeff is a true American hero who saved the lives of thousands in this terrible tragedy. Jeff was born and raised in Durango, Colorado, and learned to fly before he could drive.”
By Friday evening, donors had contributed $89,000 toward the $250,000 goal.
To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/jeffkuss.
Also, the International Council of Air Shows has established a fund for the family, according to its website. The organization provides financial assistance to members of the air show community after a death or other catastrophe. Donors can contribute money to the Capt. Jeff Kuss Foundation at www.icasfoundation.org.

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