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Gordon, 73, died July 21, 2022. He was born March 10, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Gordon fell in love with the west and spent an abundance of time everywhere from Alaska to Arizona to Hawaii while calling Idaho home for the last 38 years of his life. He retired from an impressive career in aviation wildland firefighting with the USFS in 2005. Then he spent his golden years of retirement traveling the country on his Harleys and restoring the 24 acres he lived on to its natural beauty. Gordon jumped at Idaho City in 1969, and at Boise 1970, 72. He was a smokejumper and a smokejumper pilot.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Harris, Gordon Leon (Idaho City 1969)" (2023). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1558.
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