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Robert W. Arnold

Bob ArnoldForestry Pioneer

Bob Arnold was born in 1919 in Beatrice, Nebraska. He attended the University of Montana, and earned a B. S. in Forest Management. From June 1, 1942 to December 31, 1945, he served in the U.S. Air Corps as a Flight Officer and Glider Pilot. He received the Air Medal, and participated in glider landings at Normandy and Holland.

He began with State Forestry July 1, 1949. With the exception of a short stint with J. Neils Lumber Company, he worked continuously in State Forestry until 1977. During that time, he was a Slash Foreman and Scaler, Timber Sale Supervisor, CFM Supervisor, Chief of Timber Management, Chief of Operations, Assistant State Forester, and Deputy State Forester. Bob was an extremely competent forester, and served as a truly key man for many years. He died of heart failure at his home in Missoula, February 27, 1987.







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