On Tuesday Oct 8 The Kraines’ Family lost their loving husband, father, brother, and son. Technical Sergeant Peter Kraines died while conducting high angle rescue training climbing outside of Boise Idaho. Peter and Emily as a couple poured love into everyone around them, making lasting impacts on so many people.
Peter’s decision to join the Air Force as a Pararescueman was impart due to the tragedy he experienced at Virginia Tech during the mass shooting that occurred on campus in 2007. During that time Peter experienced first hand the pain that comes when evil prevails. Peter oriented his life to shield the world and those he loved from that evil which surrounds us by volunteering to serve as a Pararescueman.
Peter strived to be the best he could be in everyway from his work, to his role as a Husband, Father, and Friend. That genuine goodness and drive impacted all those around him. Beyond how dedicated Peter was to his teammates and those he protected as a PJ, he and Emily dedicated themselves above and beyond to the families and unit members and surrounding communities.
As we all mourn the loss of Peter in our own ways we wanted to create the opportunity for all of us who were blessed by Pete and Emily to show our love and commitment to the Kraines family. While we know Emily and the kids need more than money, we strive to use this gofundme as a tangible way to show our love and commitment to Emily, Harbor, and their baby girl.
All of the money raised will go directly to Emily and the kids to cover any immediate needs, and help set them up for the future. Beyond this small gesture of giving we hope that this shows Emily, Harbor and their baby girl how much our community cherishes them, is grieving for their loss, and our dedication to them for years to come.
We also have Venmo account @Support-Kraines and PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org that will feed into this account. Karsten Bloomstrom is managing the bank account linked to all three, which is why you see him as the beneficiary. The bank account will be turned over to Emily Kraines so she can see all the individual contributions. Thank you all for your generosity and let me know if you have questions.