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Ed, 97, died July 25, 2020, in Colfax, Wisconsin. He was born October 9, 1922, in Colfax where he graduated from high school. Ed enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. He worked at United Hardware after the war. Ed jumped at Missoula 1946-50 making 17 practice and 13 fire jumps. He was one of the four jumpers to make the historic exhibition jump June 28, 1949, in Washington, D.C.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Eggen, Edward J. (Missoula 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 279.