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Tommy, 26, drowned May 5, 1967, while crossing the Illinois River in southern Oregon during a packout after building a helispot in the Siskiyou N.F. He was born July 23, 1940 and grew up in Grants Pass where he graduated from high school. Tommy jumped at CJ 1961-64, 1966-67. He is buried in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Smith, Tommy Roy (Cave Junction 1961)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1382.