Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Smokejumpers

By Connie Rea

This page is a memorial to all the smokejumpers past and present.

My father, Lonnie "Curlee" Rea lived in McCall for quite a few years in the 40's & 50's, where I was born. Curlee went to work for the US Forest Service as a Smoke Jumper at McCall from 1946-1949 following his service in the 11th Air borne Paratrooper Infantry in WWII. The photo below is of Dad after he parachuted into a beautiful Valley County meadow, possibly above the base in the late 40's. -- Connie Rea    (Curlee's Obit and photo)

(Click on Photo to enlarge)


McCall Smoke Jumpers Obituary online
 at National Smokejumper Association
List compiled & submitted by Connie Rea
Jim Abate
Richard M. Bradshaw
Leo Keith Brown
Edward T. Case
Doug G. Certain
Ronald E Dunn
Guy E. Edward
John Ferguson
Jerry Hofer
Allen Graham
Miles L. Johnson
Louie Larranaga
John L. Tex Lewis
Lester Lycklama
James B. McGee
Roger McPike
Spence Miller
Frank L. Odom
Jesse L. Rainey
John G. Roberts
Lonnie Curlee Rea
Robert E. Reed
John E. Rinard
Dave Schas
Barnard St Clair
Wayne R. Webb
William V. Wallace
John M. Wilcock
Paul F. Wilde
Cornelius Vogt
Donald A. Voorhees

 National Smokejumpers Association

 Idaho State Historicial Society -
Smokejumping and Forest Fire Fighting Oral History Project

 Fire and Aviation Management

 Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation


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Idaho GenWeb Archives - Valley County    
Sharon McConnel, County Coordinator

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