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John died December 6, 2016. He graduated from Montana State with a Forestry degree in 1960. John jumped out of Grangeville, where he met his wife Cora, during the 1955,'56 and'58 seasons. He was District Ranger at Cave Junction, Oregon, during the "hippie days" and received a USDA Superior Service Award in 1974 for his work with the counter-culture movement in the Illinois Valley. John flew large fire Air Attack during the 70s. He also served as timber staff on the Siuslaw N.F. and was Timber Staff Officer on the Siskiyou N.F. John was a key staff person during the 1987 Silver Fire and salvage and retired from the Forest Service in 1991.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Hoffman, John O. (Missoula 1955)" (2017). Smokejumper Obituaries. 643.