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Chuck, 67, died June 11, 2021. He was born August 8,1953, in Berkeley, California and grew up in Puyallup, Washington, where he graduated from Rogers H.S. in 1971. Chuck graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. He then went through medical school as a Naval officer at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland (1979-84). Chuck did his internship at the Naval Hospital in Oakland (1984-85) and was Medical Officer aboard the USS Sacramento. He was head of the Emergency Dept. at Bremerton Naval Hospital 1985-88, did his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Oakland 1988-92, and was Head of the Orthopedic Surgery Dept. at 29 Palms Naval Hospital 1992-93. Chuck then went into private practice in Wasilla, Alaska, 1994-2014, when he retired. He was an avid skier, bike rider, pilot and even built his own airplane. Chuck jumped at La Grande 1974-76 and at Fairbanks 1977-79.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kase, Charles Jeffrey "Chuck" (La Grande 1974)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 70.