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Charles, 58, died March 23, 1982, and is buried in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born April 25, 1923, in Missoula. He married Claire Ranahan September 6, 1946, in Missoula. He was a Major in the US Air Force during WWII and jumped at Missoula during the 1947 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: McDonald, Charles Alvin (Missoula 1947)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 107.