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Lawrence R. Morgan ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Jun 20, 2007

Larry died June 5, 2007, in Spokane Valley, Washington. He was born February 1, 1919. After graduating from high school in 1936, he began working in the photography business. Larry was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church and was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1942 from Opportunity, Washington.

He reported to CPS-103 at Nine Mile in 1944 for smokejumper training and jumped the 1944-45 seasons before being discharged in 1946. Larry got eight practice and one fire jump in 1944 and three practice, eight fire and one rescue jump during the 1945 season.

After the war, Larry returned to the photography business and later owned one of the largest photo business in the Northwest. He retired from the photography business after 57 years.