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Jack was born June 14, 1920, in Baker, Montana, and died June 5, 1996, in Colville, Washington. He served in the Army for two years prior to WWII and was working for the railroad when he enlisted in February 1942 after the start of WWII. Jack was in the 82nd Airborne with the rank of 1st Sgt. Records show him at the University of Montana during 1947-48 where he graduated with a degree in Forestry and he worked for the Forest Service until retirement in 1975. He was a 31-year resident of Coville and is buried at the Mountain View Park Cemetery in Coville. He jumped at Missoula during the 1946 season and had seven training and three fire jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Lyman, John Raymond "Jack" (Missoula 1946)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 115.