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Les died September 10, 1995, at his home in Oslo, MN from cancer at the age of 75. He was born December 22, 1919, in Oak Park, Minnesota. He was a WWII combat veteran serving in the South Pacific., Les was one of the first smokejumpers recruited by the CIA in 1951 and worked training Chinese airborne troops on Formosa. Les jumped at Missoula 1946-48, 51-52.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Grenlin, Lester Jerome (Missoula 1946)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1268.