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Ed, 71, died November 28, 1985, in Northfield, Minnesota. He was born February 18, 1914, Dakota County, Minnesota. Ed was a farmer/postal employee when he was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1942. He was member of the Methodist Church. Ed was one of the first CPS men who trained as smokejumpers and jumped all three years of the program 1943-45. He is buried in Waterford, MN.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Harkness, Edwin James (Missoula 1943)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 378.