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Masami 'Dick' Nagamitsu


Last updated 4/9/2020 at 12:37pm

Masami “Dick” Nagamitsu passed away March 30, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born March 2, 1925, in Belt, Mont., to Masa (mother) and Maso (father) Nagamitsu.

Dick was the top of his class at Box Elder High School, where he graduated in 1943. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agronomy in 1949, then a master’s degree at Washington State University.

Dick proudly served his country in the U.S Army in 1946 and 1947.

In 1952, Dick launched a 38-year career at Washington State University Dryland Research Unit in Lind, Wash., where he was involved with development...

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