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Hubert Rohrer ( Missoula 1944 )

posted: Nov 11, 2011

Hubert, 91, died June 20, 2011, in North Vernon, Indiana. He attended Kansas Wesleyan University, and after graduation moved to Key West, Florida, to work for the Public Health Service to control mosquitoes carrying yellow and dengue fevers. Hubert joined the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, jumping from Missoula in 1944-45. A bad landing after a jump – resulting in a broken leg and foot – put an end to jumping for him. He then worked for the American Friends Service Relief Committee, organizing European relief efforts following the war. Hubert taught English and journalism at Seymour High School for 27 years until retiring in 1984.