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Newton Robert Thompson ( Missoula 1949 )

posted: Jun 18, 2021

Newton, 22, died August 5, 1949, in the Mann Gulch Fire and is buried in San Gabriel, CA. He was born August 22, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Alhambra H.S. and was an Air Force veteran. He had completed one year at Pomona College before taking the smokejumper job at Missoula.