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John Edward Hydes ( Missoula 1946 )

posted: Dec 28, 2020

John, 90, died December 22, 2016, in Helena, Montana. He was born September 10, 1926, in Helena. He attended Helena and Thompson Falls high schools before enlisting in the Marines as a 16-year-old in July 1943. He saw action at Kwajalein, Guadalcanal, the Marianas, the Russell Islands and Guam. John jumped at Missoula during the 1946 season and had seven training and one fire jump. He worked as Plant Manager for Big Sky Ready Mix during his working career.