BRISTOL — Richard L. Fowler, 92, died in his sleep early Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013, at Porter Hospital, Middlebury, after a heroic battle with pneumonia.
He was born April 3, 1920, in Canton, Mass., and later moved to Stoughton, Mass.
He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Fort Devens, Mass., on the fire and logging crews from the late ’30s until joining the Army Air Corps. From 1942-1945 he served as an airplane and engine mechanic and crew chief at Chanute Field, Ill.
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