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James S. Diederich ( Redding 1970 )

posted: Oct 1, 2009

Jim died August 26, 2009. An old friend of Jims was told that Jim went into the hospital with internal bleeding which resulted in his death. It was Jims 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.