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Philip Rolla McVey ( Missoula 1948 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Phil, 22, died August 5, 1949, along with 11 other Missoula smokejumpers in the Mann Gulch Fire. He was born April 1, 1927, in Choteau, Montana, and served in the Navy 1945-46. Phil attended grammar schools in North Port, Washington, and graduated from high school at Browning, Montana. He attended the University of Montana for one year.