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James S. "Jim" Diederich ( Redding 1970 )

posted: Oct 1, 2009

Jim died August 26, 2009. An old friend of Jim's was told that Jim went into the hospital with internal bleeding which resulted in his death. It was Jim's wishes that his ashes be returned to McCall for a final resting place. After his rookie training in Redding, he transferred to McCall where he jumped the next 18 seasons. Jim was in charge of the Loadmaster Operations at McCall and helped in the training of the rookie jumpers. He loved being the "MC" at the end-of-the-season "T" parties. Jim jumped at Redding in 1970 and McCall 1971-88.