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Matt, 48, died near San Benito, Texas, November 27, 1979, of gunshot wounds. He was born December 20, 1930, in Chester, Montana. He went to Missoula Country H.S. in 1948. Matt was operating a crop dusting service at the time and was listed as airport manager. Matt jumped at Missoula during the 1951 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Mattson, Matt Copeland (Missoula 1951)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1358.