Lester Louis Wojcik

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  • Name: Lester Louis Wojcik
  • Location of Birth: Ashland, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: May 10, 1922
  • Date of Death: June 29, 1998 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Lawrence Wojcik and Exilda (Levasseur) Wojcik
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: MAJ (Major) - United States Air Force
  • Branch: Air Force
  • Other Branch: United States Army and United States Air Force
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Lester enlisted with the Army during World War II and earned the Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge. His military career also included two tours of duty in Vietnam as an officer in the Air Force. His unit in the early 1960's received the Air Force Accommodation Medal from President John F. Kennedy for its performance during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Lester completed his elementary and secondary education in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Lester was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Wojcik and Exilda (Levasseur) Wojcik Bush; his wife, Madeline (Dowdell) Wojcik; a son, Paul, and a sister Florine Herr.

    He is survived by a son, Mark; a grandson, Paul; a sister, Evelyn L'Amie; and a brother, Lawrence.

    Lester was a former resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and a longtime resident of Florida. He died in Countryside, (Chicago) Illinois. Lester is buried in The Barrancas National Cemetery at Pensacola, Florida. (Section 34, Site 225)

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