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Ted, 77, passed away November 17, 2006, in Seattle. He grew up and graduated from high school in Missoula and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the service, Ted returned to the University of Montana, receiving a degree in physical therapy. He was a smokejumper for six seasons in Missoula and five seasons in Redding. Ted worked for the Forest Service and retired as Fire Control Officer for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kittell, Ira J. "Ted" (Missoula 1949)" (2006). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1073.