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Cummings (Missoula’ 55) Charlie, 87, died October 30, 2021, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was born April 5, 1934, in Eureka Springs. Charlie grew up in the Locust Grove area. Over the years, he had lived in Albuquerque, and Los Alamos, NM. He would later relocate back to Pryor, OK to help care for parents, until settling in Canoe Brook in the spring of 2021. He worked at Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) from the 1960s, until retiring in 1996. His time there allowed him to work on many strategic projects, including Lunar Rockets to Top Secret projects that will never be known about. Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Charlie jumped the 1955 season at Missoula and was severely injured on a fire jump. He loved flying, one of his favorite trips was when he flew to Alaska in a small engine plane. He loved the outdoors, especially time spent hiking and camping.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Cummings, Charles Edwin “Charlie” (Missoula 1955)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1470.