Thank you ever so much for your answer! I really appreciate your help in my search for my buddy.
I don't know if he passed away or not. I have not seen him since 1946.
Many years ago, I was told a man,who fit Dick's description, was in town asking about me. Unfortunately, I did not see him. He had told me he used to go to the Dakotas hunting and would look me up on his way since he passed through my hometown. That makes me think he was the one asking about me.