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Gravesite of Pfc. Malvin Brown Located

by Fred Donner |

Based on extensive research by Mark Corbet (LGD­-74) and Carl Gidlund (MSO-58) that was furnished to Fred Donner (MSO-59), a Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper reporter and Fred found the gravesite on May 15, 2014, of Pfc. Malvin L. Brown.

This Triple Nickle died on August 6, 1945, when he fell from a tree on an a fire in the Umpqua N.F. in Oregon. He was the only Triple Nickle to die while smokejumping and is considered the first smokejumper to die on duty. The grave location has been unknown for 69 years. More details will be forthcoming in Smokejumper magazine.