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Dick, 84, died June 23, 2010. He attended the University of Idaho on a track scholarship and was one of the top javelin throwers in the nation. Before college, he served in the Army Air Corps, predecessor of the U.S. Air Force, and jumped at McCall during the 1947 season. Dick became a partner in a construction firm along with his father-in-law and brother-in-law in 1948. The company built hundreds of structures throughout the Landmark Valley of Idaho. He earned the "Friend of Preservation" award from the Boise City Historical Preservation Commission in 2002.
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Wilcomb, Richard "Dick" (McCall 1947)" (2010). Smokejumper Obituaries. 921.