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Conrad died June 20, 2004. He was born in 1926 and was a Quaker. Conrad was drafted into Civilian Public Service from Salem, Virginia in 1944 and he was listed as a "Student" at that time. Clarence jumped at Missoula during the 1945 season and had seven training and two fire jumps. After his discharge he earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Univ. of New Mexico in 1952. He was employed by ITT for many years and worked on the development of the Night Vision Program.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Downing, Conrad J. (Missoula 1945)" (2008). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1028.