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Bernie, 84, died Dec. 14, 2010, in Boise. He attended Boise Junior College, now Boise State University, where he played quarterback for the football team in the 1947 and 1948 seasons. Following graduation from Kuna High School in 1944, Bernie served in the Army Air Corps for two years, spending the last 10 months in Guam. He jumped from McCall in 1947-50, after which he worked 33 years as a lineman for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1984.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Nielsen, Bernard B. (McCall 1947)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 904.