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Erling Edward Gamble ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Oct 6, 2020

Erling, 94, died July 21, 2019. He was born August 29, 1924, in Salem, Ohio and was a Quaker. He was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1943 from Media, Pennsylvania. He joined the CPS-103 smokejumpers in 1944 and had ten training and three fire jumps during that season and seven training and seven fire jumps in the 1945 season.

After he was discharged, he earned his BA and Master's degrees from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. From there he earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Erling went to have a career as a soil scientist with the Soil Conservation Service, USDA.