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James T. Hain ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Jan 18, 2007

Jim, 86, a long-time resident of Seattle, died April 29, 2006 of cancer. He was born November 30, 1919. He rookied in the CPS-103 Smokejumper Unit and jumped for two years, making a total of 21 jumps.

In recent years, he made two tandem parachute jumps in memory of his smokejumper youth. After two years at Cornell College (IA), he pursued a career in logging, building and tunnel construction, and working in a power plant. Throughout his career he was active in back-country hiking and mountaineering, climbing in the Alps and North America.