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Bryn Hammarstrom describes smokejumper training at Seeley Lake, Montana, where he was sent after applying for conscientious objector status during World War Two. He talks about his smokejumper duties, which included repairing and packing parachutes. He recalls specific jumps including one in Yellowstone Park. He recalls some specific incidents during his Civilian Public Service [CPS] years including a truck accident, smokejumper training at Nine Mile, Montana, and assisting with a bridge removal in St. Regis, Montana.
This is not an audio interview. Hammarstrom responds in writing to a series of questions sent to him by Roxanne Farwell.
Civilian Public Service; American Friends Service Committee; Conscientious objectors, United States; Service, Compulsory non-military, Montana; Smokejumpers, Montana; World War, 1939-1945
Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project, OH 163, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 transcript (3 p.: 28 cm.)
Hammarstrom, Bryn Sr., "Bryn Hammarstrom, Sr. Interview, August 4, 1989" (1989). Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project. 11.