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Silas, 21, died August 5, 1949, from of burns in the Mann Gulch Fire. He was born March 11, 1928, In Charlotte, N.C. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte. Silas graduated from Central H.S. in Charlotte in 1945. He jumped at Missoula 1948-49.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Thompson Jr., Silas R. (Missoula 1948)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1318.