Robert Sallee

 

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: last survivor of the 1949 Mann Gulch wildfire in Montana that killed 13 firefighters who was a 17-year-old smokejumper and became the youngest on the crew that parachuted to the wildfire in Montana's Helena National Forest as they were caught on a mountainside when the fire suddenly blew up, cutting off their escape route.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications after open-heart surgery

 

Born: August 18, 1931

 

Died: May 26, 2014

 

Location: Spokane Valley, Washington