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Bill, 74, died Dec. 12, 2010, in Medford, Ore. He graduated from Shasta College after also attending Mexico City College. Bill saw action in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, then put this experience to work as a civilian, jumping at Cave Junction in 1958. Bill was an avid motorcyclist, competing in the Catalina Grand Prix in 1957 and the Big Bear Classic in 1958. Following retirement from the Medford School District, he took 27 overseas trips.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Roberts, William H. "Bill" (Cave Junction 1958)" (2011). Smokejumper Obituaries. 901.