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Elon Henry Eash ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Mar 28, 2010

Elon, 87, died January 22, 2010, in Archbold, Ohio. He was born July 31, 1922. Elon was a member of the Mennonite Church and was drafted into Civilian Public Service from Archbold, Ohio, and his occupation at the time was listed as "Farmer."

Elon joined the smokejumper unit in 1945 and was part of the group at Cave Junction, Oregon, on the Siskiyou N.F. He made 10 training the three fire jumps.

After his discharge in 1946 he did war relief work in France/German for 18 months before resuming work as a farmer.