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Merle J. "Mick" Moore Jr., 56, died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 30, 2012. He had suffered from staph infection, which had weakened his body severely. Mick jumped from McCall during the 1977-95 seasons. He was a squad leader in McCall from 1984 until he became a dispatcher for the Payette National Forest in 1996, from which he retired.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Moore, Merle J. (McCall 1977)" (2012). Smokejumper Obituaries. 859.