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James R. Brunk ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Dec 6, 2015

Jim died December 3, 2015, at Oak Lea of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. He was a member of the CPS-103 jumpers and worked out of Missoula in 1945.

After WWII he graduated from Eastern Mennonite College and then obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia. After working at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium in Charlottesville for seven years, he practiced medicine in Harrisonburg, VA, until his retirement in the mid-1990s.

Jim has contributed several articles of historical significance to Smokejumper magazine.