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Norman, 86, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a retired CIA agent, died of pulmonary fibrosis December 14, 2004, at his home. He was born July 15, 1918, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Amber, PA, and graduated from Wissahickon High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Norman entered Civilian Public Service in 1941 and was among the first group of CPS men to be trained as smokejumpers in 1943. In 1945 he was recruited by the Federal Communications Commission in Washington. Two years later, he joined the newly created Central Intelligence Agency as a technical information specialist. Later in his career he served as an agency bureau chief in Tokyo, Cyprus and then in London. He retired in 1975 and moved to Villanova, Pennsylvania and then to Bryn Mawr where he is buried in the Church of the Redeemer Cemetery.



Publication Date

September 2020


Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries


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Smokejumper Obituary: Kriebel Jr., Norman F. (Missoula 1943)