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Lucas John Kimmel

  • Birth 14 Nov 1980 Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
  • Death 18 Nov 1999 College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Violet, Nueces County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 21184060

Lucas John Kimmel '03
Son of James Irving Kimmel and Walieta Agnes Gold.

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Sophomore at Texas A&M University
Biomedical Science major
Member of Company D-2

Since 1909 Texas A&M University students and alumni have worked together each year to build a massive bonfire. The stack of several thousand logs collapsed early morning on November 18, 1999, killing Lucas and eleven other students and injuring at least 27 others. Bonfire was canceled that year. It was to have been ignited on Thanksgiving evening as a prelude to Texas A&M's November 26 morning football game with The University of Texas.

Texas Death Index: "Name: Lucas John Kimmel; Death Date: 18 Nov 1999; Death County: Brazos."


  • Maintained by: Rajordan
  • Originally Created by: Nancy (Mayo) Bishop
  • Added: 27 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21184060
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucas John Kimmel (14 Nov 1980–18 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21184060, citing Saint Anthonys Cemetery, Violet, Nueces County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Rajordan (contributor 46490397) .