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Bob, 89, died May 26, 2020, in Beaverton, Oregon. He was born May 7, 1931. Bob first rookied at Missoula in 1952 but broke his leg on his third training jump and worked as an aerial observer for the rest of that summer. He graduated with his master's in Forestry from Oregon State in 1954 and completed his rookied training at Cave Junction where he jumped the 1954 season before going into the Marine Corps 1954-58. After leaving the Marine Corps, Bob had a long career with the USFS working on the Siskiyou NF, Rogue River NF, Okanogan NF, Wenatchee NF, and ending in the Regional Office in Portland where he retired in 1993.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Lewis, Robert Garrett (Cave Junction 1954)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 209.