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Montana delegation reintroduces bill to name ridge

February 20, 2019 GMT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s congressional delegation is making another attempt to name a ridge in the mountains east of the Paradise Valley for an Air Force crew that died in 1962 when their plane crashed into the mountain.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Rep. Greg Gianforte have reintroduced the B-47 Ridge Designation Act.

The proposal would dub a ridge off the southwest side of Emigrant Peak as “B-47 Ridge” in honor of a bomber that crashed there in the summer of 1962, killing four men on board: Capt. Bill Faulconer, Lt. Fred Hixenbaugh, Lt. David Sutton and Lt. Lloyd Sawyers.

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The delegation introduced a similar bill during the last session of Congress. They announced the new bill’s reintroduction in a joint news release on Tuesday.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com