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Incident Name:  forest fire in the Bighorn National Forest
Date: 8/15/1940
Personnel: Herbert Cook
Age: 57
Agency/Organization: Northern Land Company
Position: supervisor, firefighter

Summary: On August 15, 1940, Herbert J Cook, 57, of Buffalo WY, was fighting a forest fire in the Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming when he died of an apparent heart attack.

 

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 Big Horn National Forest,  near Buffalo, WY

 

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Herbert Cook named as fallen Herbert Cook named as fallen
  • US Census 1900 when he was 17, born April, 1883 in Buffalo WY: Herbert Cook
  • US WWI Draft Registration Cards: Herbert Jefferson Cook. Johnson County WY, birthday 14 April, 1983

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