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Jim died May 31, 1951, in Korea as a result of wounds received in action. He was born February 5, 1926, in Wheatland, Wyoming, and was a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. At the time of his marriage in 1950 he was listed as a student. He jumped at NCSB 1948-50
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Putnam, James (Winthrop 1948)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1287.