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Tony Percival ( North Cascades 1954 )

posted: Jun 22, 2016

Tony, 82, died on June 14, 2016, at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1952 and worked two summers on the Lake Wenatchee District while attending college. His smokejumping career with the USFS started in 1954. Tony worked on the early Silver City crew in ’55 and eventually left Winthrop and moved to Redmond when it was established.

Tony jumped at NCSB 1954-56, 61-63 and Redmond 1966-71. He was in the Army 1957-58 in Germany. After Redmond, he was the Bly FMO on the Fremont NF, then on to Marana, AZ. as the R-3 West Zone Dispatch Center, completing his career at NARTC. He retired in Tucson with his wife, Lorraine, of 49 years.