Ed died July 19, 2013, and is interred at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas. He was born January 27, 1929, in Great Falls, Montana, where he graduated from high school in 1947. Ed was a Missoula smokejumper in 1950, having seven practice jumps and one fire jump. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Ed married in October 1958 in Texas and resided there the remainder of his life.
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