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Mitch, 51, died December 13, 2015, in Pendleton, Oregon, due to complications of diabetes. He is the son of Ron Pond (MYC-66). Mitch received his AA degree from Haskell Indian Nations University and his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. He was a participant in the Pendleton Round-Up all of his life. Mitch was on the Baker River Hotshot Crew before jumping at Grangeville 1990-92.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Pond, Mitchell L. (Grangeville 1990)" (2015). Smokejumper Obituaries. 701.