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Ned, 92, died November 12, 2019. He was born April 27, 1927, in New York and lived in Milton, Massachusetts. Ned was a Special Needs Teacher at Hyde Park H.S. in Boston and was in the Army during WWII. His passion was reading history from the revolutionary war through WWII and had a personal library of over 5,000 books on that time period. Ned jumped at NCSB during the 1948 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hauptner, Edwin Lewis "Ned" (North Cascades 1948)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 136.