Steve died in February 19, 1971 in the crash of an Alaska Army National Guard aircraft on Mt. Sanford, Alaska. He jumped in Missoula for seven seasons and was a stand-in for Richard Widmark during the filming of "Red Skies of Montana." Steve flew two tours in Vietnam and was a Major with the Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters. Former jumper, Rex Post (MSO-54) died during a rescue attempt on this crash.
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