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Ralph, 72, died January 15, 1997, in Rochester, Minnesota. He was a WWII Navy veteran and a 1952 graduate of Purdue University. Ralph received his master's degree from Yale University and operated a private forestry business. He jumped the 1951 season at Missoula and got seven training and four fire jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Croxton, Ralph J. (Missoula 1951)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1230.