November 20, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 46

Walter James Thorn

Walter James Thorn, 77, from Glasgow, Mont., died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Billings after a year-long battle with a rare form of leukemia.

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He was born on Aug. 30, 1936, in Great Falls, Mont., to James and Helen Thorn. He married Sondra Gallagher of Glasgow on Aug. 15, 1959, and spent the next 54 years with his best friend. They had four children.

He graduated from Havre High School in 1955 and joined the Navy, where he participated in Operation Redwing, which was the testing of the H-Bomb in the Pacific Ocean. In the early '60s, he worked for Boeing on the Minuteman Missile Projects...

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