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Edward M. Arnett ( Missoula 1945 )

posted: Jan 18, 2023

Ned, 99, died May 11, 2022. He was born September 25, 1922, in Philadelphia and was a Quaker. He was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1944 and his occupation at the time was listed as “College Instructor.” Ned had six practice jumps and was one of the higher men on the crew with seven fire jumps that season. In 2012, he published a Memoir book: A Different Kind of War Story: A Conscientious Objector in World War II.

Ned earned his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and began teaching at the University of Pittsburgh in 1957. He joined the faculty at Duke University in 1980 and, three years later, was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences. At Duke, he was appointed the R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry and retired in 1992.