Earl Stutzman talks about his experiences as a smokejumper in 1944 and 1945. He describes one large fire in particular, by the Salmon River, in Idaho, where he spent four or five days. Stutzman briefly discusses his farming career before and after his time as a smokejumper, and affirms that he enjoyed his time as a smokejumper and has no regrets.
Civilian Public Service; Conscientious objectors, United States; Smokejumpers, Idaho; World War, 1939-1945; Mennonite Church; 4-E classification; Smokejumper training; Ninemile, Montana
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 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)
Stutzman, Earl, "Earl Stutzman Interview, August 11, 1986" (1986). Civilian Public Service Smokejumpers Oral History Project. 24.