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Richard "Dick" Peltier ( Missoula 1946 )

posted: Dec 9, 2010

Dick, 85, died March 30, 2010, in Kalispell, Mont. He attended Lincoln County High School in Eureka, Mont., quitting at 17 to join the Army when World War II broke out and served as a paratrooper. He was a part of the peace treaty ceremony between the U.S. and Japan in 1945. Dick worked with a mule pack train in the Swan Valley in the 1950s, later moving to Libby, Mont., where he was employed as a logger and bulldozer operator for the J. Neils Lumber Company. He jumped at Missoula in 1946-48.