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Richard Runnion


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Richard Runnion

Richard Runnion, 85, passed away in Bozeman, Mont., on Aug. 11, 2010. He was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Glasgow, Mont., to Ray and Fern (Rager) Runnion.

Richard attended grade school in Chinook, Mont., and high school in Malta, where he was a member of the 1940 State B football championship team. He also played basketball and participated in track.

He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served as a gunners mate on the light cruiser USS Burmingham in the South Pacific, which took three major battle hits. He was wounded in the second battle of the Philippines, for whic...

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