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Lester was born January 11, 1923, in Harrison, South Dakota. He died July 5, 1946, at age 23 and is buried in Meridian, Idaho. Lester was the second smokejumper to die in the line of duty when hit by a falling snag on a fire jumped out of McCall in 1946. He enlisted in the Army April 1, 1941.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Lycklama, Lester (McCall 1946)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1355.