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Don died November 8, 1996, in Glen Arm, Maryland of cancer. He was born December 23, 1931, in Kelso, Washington. He is pictured in the North Central H.S. (Spokane) yearbook in 1947. Don was a Sgt. in the Army during the Korean War 1952-54. He worked for the Social Security Administration after graduating from American University. Don jumped at Missoula 1952, 55-56, 58, and at Grangeville 1957.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Sweet, Don Vernon (Missoula 1952)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1241.