Brent, 60, died May 29, 2018, in Louisiana. Colonel Smith, USA, Ret., was originally from Tonasket, Washington, and will be buried with military honors in Twisp, WA. Brent rookied at Redmond and transferred to Missoula where he jumped 1979-83 while attending the University of Montana. He jumped at NCSB in 1985 and finished with over 100 fire jumps and, like many others, said it was the best job he ever had.
Brent was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and attended medical school at the University of New Mexico on an Army scholarship. He took his residency in Emergency Medicine at Darnall Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed to Desert Storm in 1990-91, the Sinai Peninsula ’94-’95, Afghanistan ’04-’05, and Iraq ’07.
After leaving active duty, he moved to Louisiana where he worked for the Willis-Knighton Health System.
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