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Eldon Eugene Diettert ( Missoula 1949 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Eldon died August 5, 1949, along with 11 other Missoula smokejumpers in the Mann Gulch Fire. He was a honor roll forestry student at the University of Montana. Eldon was called away from his 19th birthday luncheon to go the Mann Gulch Fire. He was born August 5, 1930, in Moscow, Idaho.