Mark Westover, US Forest Service, June 29, 1969
Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service
Died: June 29, 1969
While fighting a fire on the Russian River near Cooper Landing, Alaska an Army H21 helicopter carrying six firefighters and three crew members lost power and crashed. Seven of the members were injured and Mark Westover of Anchorage was killed. He was 18 years old.
A plaque dedicated to his memory has been erected along the Russian River hiking trail approximately one mile from the location of the incident.