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George, 85, died June 28, 2010, in Ogden, Utah. He was born October 23, 1924, in Logan, Utah. During WWII George was inducted into the Navy in May of 1943. At the time he was a student at Utah State. He served until February 1946. George jumped at McCall during the 1946-47 seasons. He had 15 fire and seven practice jumps.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bate, George Dean (McCall 1946)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 295.