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Gus Jansen ( Cave Junction 1943 )

posted: Jan 6, 2012

Gus, 91, died September 25, 2011, in Okeene, Oklahoma. He jumped at Cave Junction during 1943-44 as a conscientious objector, and was among the first group of CPS-103 jumpers to train in 1943. Gus began farming in the Okeene area in 1957 and also owned a custom wheat harvest operation that traveled from Oklahoma to Montana. He was a member of the Okeene Mennonite Brethren Church and was active in Mennonite charitable efforts. Gus was inducted in the Blaine County Hall of Fame in 1998.