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Dr. Amos R. "Bud" Little Jr. ( Missoula 1943 )

posted: Jun 27, 2010


Dr. Little, 93, died June 22, 2010, in Helena, Montana. He received his bachelorís degree from Dartmouth and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1942. Bud served with the US Army Air Force, Air Rescue Service and received his parachute training at Missoula in 1943. In 1944 he parachuted to the 11,000-foot crash site of a B-17 and provided medical attention to four surviving crewmembers. At the time, it was listed as the highest parachute landing on record. After the war Bud settled in Helena and practiced medicine there from 1946-78. He was active in International Skiing and served as the vice president of the International Ski Federation from 1970-88.