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David, who lived in Reno, Nevada, died December 25, 2009, from a head injury due to a fall. He was an outstanding athlete at Davis (CA) High School where he participated in track, wrestling and football. David graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in forestry. He then served three years in the Peace Corps before returning to Idaho to work on his master's degree. He started his career with the BLM in 1976 in Idaho, became an Area Manager out of Winnemucca, Nevada, and moved to Reno in the 80s where he worked for the BLM until his retirement in 2009. David jumped at Missoula during the 1967 and 1973 seasons.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Griggs, David B. (Missoula 1967)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 986.