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Richard, 59, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Billings following a long battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He attended Utah State University and Weber State College with studies in botany and chemistry. Richard served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War, where he began his career as a clinical laboratory scientist. He served with the 542 Medical Field Hospital and the 17th Field Hospital in Vietnam. He spent many summers with the U.S. Forest Service as a firefighter and three seasons as a smokejumper stationed out of McCall, Idaho. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed shooting sports, fishing, hiking, camping, and more particularly, his artwork of Montana's prairies, rivers and streams. He was a published author, both in poetry and short.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bradshaw, Richard M. (McCall 1963)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1417.