From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
By Bruce McLean Jr.
Bruce McLean is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McLean of Miles City, Mont. He was born a ranchman for he imbibed it in his infancy, he grew up with it and in a business way it was his first and seemingly only line.
Bruce McLean married Gladys Smith in Miles City, Mont. Gladys Smith was born in Wisconsin and came to Montana with her parents.
Before Bruce left his native state he had acted for some time as manager of the Tongue River Land and Cattle Co., the S-I ranch whose property is about 40 miles southwest of Miles City.
Bruce was keen, careful, diligent, destined to be a bright star on our western horizon when death claimed him early in his life.
Bruce and Gladys had one son, Bruce McLean Jr.
Bruce McLean Jr. entered the Service as the first draftee from Miles City for World War 11 in 1940. He graduated from officer's school at Fort Benning, Ga. in 1941, then entered the Air Force for pilot training in 1942. He served in the Air Force as pilot until 1947.
Bruce went into Love Motor Company after leaving Military Service as partner and manager.