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Richard died May 20, 2020, and lived in The Dalles, Oregon. He earned a bachelor’s in General Studies from Southern Oregon University in 1967. He had an extensive and varied work history including work with the USFS/BLM, fireman for City of Ashland, and work in the Alaska oilfields 1975-91 when he retired. After retirement he continued to work in the oilfields as a consultant commuting between the lower forty-eight and Alaska. Richard jumped at Fairbanks in 1964.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Burns, Richard E. (Fairbanks 1964)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1609.
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