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Stanley I. Broughton


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Born in Decatur, Illinois, on January 31, 1929, Stanley I. Broughton passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. His father was Russell Broughton, and his mother was Mary Irwin. Stanley attended college at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, an Eastern Illinois State College. He then enlisted in the US Navy V-5 program in May of 1946. Stanley entered flight training at Pensacola, Florida, as an Aviation Cadet. Then he completed flight training in October of 1950 where he was commissioned ENS and pinned on Navy Wings. Stanley was assigned to VF194 at NAS Alameda, California, flying F40 CORPAIRS. He transitioned to AD Sky Raiders and was then deployed to Korean Waters on October 12, 1951, on board the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and returned in July of 1952. Later, he reformed and retrained, then reported aboard USS Box (CV-21) about March 15, 1952, for Korean Waters (again). Stanley completed eighty-five combat missions from both Korean tours and received six air medals. He was transferred to Pensacola, Florida as an instructor in SNJ (AT-6) and T-28.
Stanley met and married Althea Jane Wilson on May 15, 1955. He transferred to VR-7/8, and was stationed in Hawaii on or about December 15, 1956. Later, his Squadron moved to NAS Moffett Field, California, where he flew the Super Constellation (C-121) for about 5000 hours worldwide. Stanley transferred to NAS Memphis in June of 1957, then to Washington, DC (Pentagon), and later to Atlanta, Georgia, where he retired on April 1, 1973, as a Capitan USNR. He arrived in Montana on April 3, 1973, and resided at several locations in the Livingston area. His second career was guiding for BLAC Otter Guide Service for about twenty years and helped on several ranches, where he took up team roping, which became a vocation for the rest of his life. Stanley owned and roped several good horses, including a mule named Sadie. As an animal lover, Stanley also owned several dogs, over the years, and loved and respected all of his critters.
Stanley was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, his son Tom, father, mother, stepmother and brother.
He is survived by a granddaughter and her mother of Talen, Oregon, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of Stanley by his family.
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