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Paul jumped at McCall during the 1946-47 seasons. He had ten fire jumps his rookie year and followed that with five more in 1947. Paul, 64, died, in Newport, Oregon, April 10, 1988. He was born in Republic, Kansas, April 19, 1923, and had been a millwright in Toledo, Oregon, since 1948. Paul (PFC) was an Airborne medic during WWII and captured and a prisoner of war. He is buried in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Clabaugh, Paul LeRoy (McCall 1946)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 175.