Mike Died May 20, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. He was graduate of the University of Montana with a degree in Forestry. Mike started his career with the USFS in 1959 in Montana and Idaho. He moved to Redding where he was a pilot and managed the smokejumper aircraft support program. In 1981, Mike moved to Ogden, Utah, where he was Regional Aviation Officer until his retirement in 1988.
Mike served as a pilot in the USAF from 1953-1959 and in the Army National Guard Reserves retiring with 23 years of service. After retirement, Mike started a 17-year career as a charter pilot at Sunbird Aviation in Belgrade, Montana.
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