John Gregory reminisces about working as a smokejumper in 1944 and 1945 because of his conscientious objector status. He describes how the Civilian Public Service program (CPS) worked, the conscientious objectors’ beliefs about war, and the attitudes of regular Forest Service employees and others towards them. Gregory also describes the camaraderie that developed among the smokejumpers.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Conscientious objectors Biography; World War, 1939-1945 Conscientious objectors
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (61 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (15 p. : 28 cm.)
Gregory, John, "John Gregory Interview, July 24, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-042.