HomeUncategorizedHSFD highlights fundraiser for family of firefighter whose son died in airplane crash on Paynes Prairie
HSFD highlights fundraiser for family of firefighter whose son died in airplane crash on Paynes Prairie
November 18, 2023
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – High Springs Fire Department is asking local residents to support the family of an Alachua County Fire Rescue Lieutenant whose son recently died in a plane crash on Paynes Prairie.
The social media post from HSFD links to a fundraiser for the family of Adrien James Valentine, age 21, son of Russell and Kathleen Valentine, who passed away Tuesday, November 14. The fundraiser page says Adrien was “doing what he loved to do, flying his plane. Adrien was a gifted and talented young man. A musician, Eagle Scout, pilot, and skydiver. Adrien was working toward his goal of becoming a commercial pilot.”
Adrien leaves behind his parents, Russell Valentine, a Lieutenant serving with Alachua County Fire Rescue for nearly 26 years, his wife Kathleen Valentine, and sister Kasey.
The fundraiser is intended to assist with funeral expenses and unexpected costs, along with a memorial fund to give others the opportunity to explore their shared love of the sky and to obtain pilot training.
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