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Walt was born January 21, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Marshall high school in Chicago and moved to Missoula, Montana, to attend the University of Montana graduating in forestry in 1944. He worked summers for the Forest Service, in 1941 on the Blister Rust program and in 1942 as a smokejumper. Walt served as sergeant in the U.S. Army after college and was discharged in 1946. He then started a career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Redwood City, California, retiring in 1979. Upon retirement, he moved to San Diego, California, serving as an officer for numerous organizations, including the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He died December 28, 1996, in San Diego.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Millard, Milton "Walt" (Missoula 1942)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 444.