This picture was taken during the summer of 1964, my first year as a jumper in Missoula, MT. I jumped the summers of 1964, 1965 and 1966. In 1966 I started the early season in Silver City NM and managed to make two jumps in Alaska. This was the most active fire year of my smokejumping career.
I’m hoping that by putting this on the web, I might find some of the guys I fought fires with and say “Hi.” Also, if you ex-jumpers haven’t joined the National Smokejumper Association, you might want to just to get the newsletter. The NSA is trying to find all the former jumpers, pilots etc. Their e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.