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Richard died July 23, 2008, in Fall River Mills, California. He jumped at Redding in 1972, was a hotshot and firefighter with the Forest Service at Mt. Shasta, California. Richard was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam and suffered from exposure to Agent Orange.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Gettman, Richard C. (Redding 1972)" (2008). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1000.