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Ernest, 29, died June 1, 1976, in an automobile in Maricopa, California. He was born August 6, 1946, in Redondo Beach, California. He jumped at Redding 1969-70 and 1972 as part of the R-5 Retred Program.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Cope, Ernest Walter (Redding 1969)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1261.