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Jeff, 40, died April 21, 2011. He graduated from Clearbrook High School in Clearbrook, Minnesota, in 1988 and joined the Air Force. He was honorably discharged after a four-year stint. Jeff attended flight school in Crookston, Minnesota, and earned his pilot's license, flying charters and for UPS before becoming a smokejumper pilot at the controls of a DC-3 in Missoula.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bardwell, Jeffrey (Pilot 0000)" (2011). Smokejumper Obituaries. 889.