Winton Stucky Interview, August 11, 1986

Interviewee

Winton Stucky

Interviewer

Rosa Stone

Files

Download

Download Audio Interview (30.1 MB)

Download Transcript of Winton Stucky Interview (137 KB)

Description

Winton Stucky describes his experiences as a smokejumper in 1943. He talks about injuring his back during a training jump towards the end of the fire season and being discharged, and about how the injury impacted his quality of life for the next 29 years. He describes the medical procedure that eventually restored his mobility and stopped the chronic pain he had been in since the injury. Stucky explains that he was likely injured by a defective parachute. He talks briefly about his post-war career in the grocery business, and finishes by saying that despite his injury he would go into the smokejumpers again if given the opportunity and would encourage anyone who was interested to do the same.

Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Civilian Public Service; Conscientious objectors, United States; Smokejumpers, Oregon; World War, 1939-1945; Mennonite Church; 4-E classification; Smokejumper training; Smokejumper injury; Ninemile, Montana

Original Date

8-11-1986

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project, OH 163, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 163-023

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:22:55 minutes

Local Filename

OH_163_023.mp3; OH_163_023.pdf

Winton Stucky Interview, August 11, 1986

Share

COinS