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John, 90, died December 22, 2016, in Helena, Montana. He was born September 10, 1926, in Helena. John enlisted in the Marines as a 16-year old in July 1943. He saw action at Kwajalein, Guadalcanal, the Marianas, the Russell Islands and Guam. John jumped at Missoula during the 1946 season and had seven training and one fire jump.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hydes, John Edward (Missoula 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 282.