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Don, 84, died May 16, 2014, at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was born September 10, 1929 in Upton, Wyoming. Don served in the U.S. Army in the Occupation of Japan 1946-48, in the 8th Cavalry, 1st Brigade of the 1st (Armored) Cavalry Division. He was later called back into service during the Korean War 1950-52. He jumped at Cave Junction during the 1949-50 seasons. Don was a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. He worked for The Boeing Company as a Site Development Manager. During that time he was based in a number of locations including Seattle, Huntsville, New Orleans, Houston, Edwards Air Force Base, Washington DC and Ismir, Turkey. Don retired in 1990 after a career of 35 years.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Wallace, Donald Earl (Cave Junction 1949)" (2014). Smokejumper Obituaries. 757.