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Leas died November 21, 2017. He attended Shasta H.S. and Shasta Jr. College in Redding before getting his Bachelor's Degree from Chico State University. He jumped at Redding 1961-67 and 1973. After graduating from college he joined the Air Force and became a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot and flew both large transports and helicopters in Vietnam. Leas then worked for the USFS as a pilot and flew jumpers out of Redmond 1992-96. After retiring, he taught English to non-English speaking people at Rogue Community College in Oregon.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Dickey, Leas D. (Redding 1961)" (2017). Smokejumper Obituaries. 615.