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John, 27, died February 8, 1960, in Missoula, Montana, of Asphyxia (carbon monoxide). He was found dead in his car near Ben's Wrecking Yard on US Hwy #93 South. John was born July 22, 1932, in Basin, Wyoming, and was in the Army 1954-56. His occupation was listed as "Smokejumper." He jumped the 1959 season at Missoula.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: McLaughlin, John Laurence (Missoula 1959)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 109.