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Millard W. "Bill" Green ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Dec 3, 2020

Millard W. "Bill" Green (Cave Junction '45)
Bill jumped at CJ 1945-50. Not much can be found about Bill but Al Boucher (CJ-49), in his notes, say a bit about him. "One of the most colorful jumpers was Millard 'Bill' Green. He was the oldest jumper and had been jumping since the middle of WWII. During the winter he worked for the USFS in Redding, and during the summer as a squadleader at Cave Junction.

"He was a pioneer in air operations in Region 5 and I was told that he was the first person carried on a stretcher on the outside of a helicopter during a test. During WWII he spotted members of the Triple Nickle on several fires."