Larry Fite talks about his long career working as a smokejumper out of Missoula, Montana, from 1960 until 1984. He discusses changes to the program during this time, including the different types of parachutes used, the 40-year age limit policy, and revisions to the physical fitness test. Fite also talks about working on the film A Fire Called Jeremiah.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)
Fite, Larry, "Larry Fite Interview, May 24, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-121.