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George J. Iten ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Oct 17, 2020

George, 76, died May 10, 1994 in Canton, Ohio. He was born in Montana October 28, 1917. George was member of the Assemblies of God Church and was drafted into Civilian Public Service from Burbank, California, in 1941. His occupation at the time was listed as Clerk. George was first assigned to Camp 21 at Cascade Locks, Oregon, before joining Camp 103 in Montana for smokejumper training during the 1944 season. He had eight training and one fire jump.

After being discharged in 1945 he returned to California where he continued his education at Visalia Community College, Fresno State University and Goshen University (Indiana). George graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and spent his career as a family physician. He lived in Orrville, Ohio, and is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.