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Calvin A. Hilty ( Cave Junction 1943 )

posted: Apr 2, 2014

Calvin, 94, died March 24, 2014, in Strathmore, CA. He was raised in Missouri, the son of a Mennonite minister, and was one of the original CPS-103 smokejumpers.

He moved to California and farmed in the Central Valley area. Calvin is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arline. The ranks of the CPS-103 jumpers are growing thin.