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Ed died July 14, 2009, in Barnesville, Ohio, at age 89. He was a member of the Religious Society of Friends and jumped the 1944 and 1945 seasons as a member of the CPS-103 jumpers. Ed was badly injured on a jump when a tree collapsed his parachute. He worked for the Crane/Demming Pump Co. in Salem, Ohio, for most of his adult life before moving to Barnesville.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kirk, Edward N. (Missoula 1944)" (2009). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1498.