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Clarence, 32, died September 24, 1948, of poliomyelitis in Lancaster, PA. He was born September 12, 1916, in Lancaster and was a member of the Mennonite Church. He was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1941 and was a student at Goshen College at the time. Clarence jumped at Missoula during the 1945 season and got two fire jumps in addition to his seven training jumps. Clarence was in CPS for over four years. He returned to Lancaster in 1946 and was working as a Postal Clerk for the year prior to his death.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kreider, Clarence Hershey (Missoula 1945)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 320.