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Herb died April 4, 2021, at his home in Gamaliel, Arkansas. He was born October 2, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Herb jumped at Missoula 1957-60. From Roland Pera (MSO-56): "I regret to inform all of you that Herb passed away yesterday Easter morning. He has been fighting health issues for some time. If you did't know Herb, he attended the University of Mississippi and spent lots of years as a pilot with Pan-Am Airways, and then United Airlines. After he was forced to retire, he flew for Warren Buffet's private jet company, Net Jets, which I think he dearly enjoyed. I remember that he told everyone on his first flight with them, his passenger was Julia Roberts. "He was a lot of fun to be around. The Missoula girls loved the boys with their southern accents. Needless to say, he had no trouble getting dates. He was a lifelong percussionist. Wherever he lived, he played the drums with some kind of a group with gusto. Herb lived in Dallas most of his working life."



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April 2021


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


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Smokejumper Obituary: Fischer, Herbert John (Missoula 1957)