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Richard,48, died July 10, 1999, in Hamilton, Montana. He moved to Montana from Southern California in 1961 and jumped at Missoula 1968-71, where he has 17 practice jumps and 35 fire jumps. In 1972, he began working as a dispatcher for the Bitterroot N.F. While in this position, he trained Job Corps enrollees for fire crews and helped develop the Selway Bitterroot Fire Management Plan. In 1985, he began working as the manager and outfitter for the North Star Ranch in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, spending many hunting seasons guiding and packing. (Thanks to Fred Cooper for researching this obit as part of the NSA History Preservation Program. Ed.)
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Cromwell, Richard D. (Missoula 1968)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 531.