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Jack died January 12, 2001, at his home in Santa Barbara, California. He was one of the early CIA recruits from the smokejumpers and spent his entire career with the agency. Jack is mentioned many times in books about the "Secret War" in SEA. He jumped at Missoula 1948,50-51.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Mathews, Jack F. (Missoula 1948)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 944.