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Marshall E. Spencer ( Missoula 1942 )

posted: Jun 2, 2010

Marshall died May 29, 2010, in Hamilton, Montana from bladder cancer. He graduated from the University of Idaho Forestry School in 1943 and went to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Marshall land at Omaha Beach as a replacement officer shortly after D-Day and was in combat in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. He was seriously wounded in October of 1944 and spent 19 months of hospitalization. Marshall was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. After the war he went to work for the USFS for 35 years before retiring in 1977. His last assignment was in Berkeley, California, as assistant director at the Pacific Forest and Range Experiment Station.