Former Smokejumper (RDD 1959) | Interviewed August, 2015 | California
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Peter Carpenter, Redding Smokejumper from 1959 through 1961, describes how he came to be a smokejumper and how it transformed his life. He also provides some thoughts on the changing philosophy of wildland firefighting from when he started to what we’re seeing today.
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