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Dick died December 11, 2009, in Bend, Oregon. He began his work with the USFS as a member of the Redmond Hotshots in 1961 and jumped at RAC 1968-70. Dick retired in 1994 as the Fire Management Officer for the Six Rivers National Forest.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Gassner, Richard (Redmond 1968)" (2009). Smokejumper Obituaries. 990.