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Dan, 89, died December 31, 2014, in St. Ignatius, Montana. He was born February 26, 1925, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. He married Alora F. Craine in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California. Dan entered the Marine Corps in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. He was among the 25 all-military veteran crew to jump at Cave Junction in 1946. Dan's occupation was listed as "Forest Ranger" which might indicate a career with the USFS. Dan jumped at CJ in 1946 and Missoula 1951-52. He had 11 training and 12 fire jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: O'Rourke Jr., Daniel James (Cave Junction 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 277.