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Sam ,62, died June 18, 2008, of multiple myeloma attributed to Agent Orange exposure in the Vietnam War. He was born in Berkeley, California. He was drafted in 1966 and became a member of the Special Forces SOG unit and completed missions in Vietnam and Laos. Sam jumped two seasons at McCall before returning to work for Air America in Laos in 1973. He then jumped at McCall in 1974 and Fairbanks 1975-78 while attending medical school at UC Davis and Stanford University. He practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 30 years, mostly in the Redding, California, area.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Houston, Everett L. "Sam" (McCall 1971)" (2008). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1024.