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ALS claims life of true civil servant

November 5, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The first time I covered a forest fire as a newspaper reporter, the U.S. Forest Service gave me a T-shirt.
Actually, a forest ranger gave me the shirt, and it wasn’t until a few weeks after I returned from the fire west of Custer to the newspaper bureau in Pierre. The bureau was in the same office building as the Forest Service’s Fort Pierre National Grasslands office. A gem of a guy named Tony DeToy was the ranger in charge 10 years ago. Continue Reading