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Bruce, 50, died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in rural Minidoka County of southern Idaho, northwest of Paul while crop dusting. His aircraft collided with that of Mike Hoard of Burley, Idaho, at 8:15 a.m. over a potato field. He was born February 19, 1948, In Missoula, Montana. Bruce served with the U.S. army in Vietnam. He jumped at Missoula 1968, 71-73.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Kinney, Richard Bruce (Missoula 1968)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1193.