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Eldon E. Diettert ( Missoula 1949 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Eldon died August 5, 1949 along with 11 other Missoula smokejumpers in the Mann Gulch Fire. He was a honor roll forestry student at the University of Montana. Eldon was called away from his 19th birthday luncheon to go the the Mann Gulch Fire.