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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Smokejumper
Age: 23
Year of Death: 1949

Leonard L. Piper

Smokejumper Leonard L. Piper, age 23, of the U.S. Forest Service died on August 5, 1949, during the Mann Gulch Fire in Helena National Forest.

This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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