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Harold L. Roberts ( Missoula 1953 )

posted: May 19, 2010

Harry died May 17, 2010, of lung cancer. He was born September 14, 1934, in Hamilton, Montana, and grew up in Darby. He spent his work career with the US Forest Service in fire suppression. Harry jumped at Missoula 1953-56 before spending two years in the US Army. He returned to Missoula in 1959 and jumped there until 1971 finishing with 252 fire jumps. After a stint as forest dispatcher, Harry moved to McCall where he was Base Manager from 1978-84 when he retired. He was a charter member of the National Smokejumper Association.