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Bud, 23, was killed in an airplane crash August 17, 1947, west of Missoula, Montana. He was born July 5, 1924, in Portland, Oregon. He was a veteran of WWII, a Sgt. in the 327 Glider Infantry. Bud enlisted December 1, 1942 and was discharged November 30, 1945. Bud was working as a "Service Man" at the Johnson Flying Service in Missoula at the time of his death. He jumped the 1946 season at Missoula and had four fire jumps during that season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Dunn, Lawrence Ralph "Bud" (Missoula 1946)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 153.