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Ray, 74, died June 25, 1994, in Fallbrook, CA from emphysema. He was born November 9, 1919, in Jersey City, NJ. He was a paratrooper with the 13th Airborne Division during WWII and moved to California after his retirement in 1979. He jumped at Missoula during the 1948 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kruse, Raymond E. (Missoula 1948)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1233.