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Ernie, 58, died November 6, 2021, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was born February 20, 1963, in Albany, Georgia, and grew up in San Diego where he graduated from Hilltop H.S. Ernie then received his bachelor's in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University. He made his home in Teton Valley, Idaho. Ernie rookied at Redding in 2001 and jumped at West Yellowstone 2002-11, 13-17.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Walker, Melvin E. (Redding 2001)" (2022). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1618.
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