He is the son of Cathy Wickam, Pomona, and Dwane Wickam, Riverside, Fla.
Pvt. Wickam successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 50 recruits in Training Platoon 1073.
Following 10 days home on leave Lukus will report to Camp Pendleton for Military Combat Training for 28 days. He then will report to Military Occupation Specialty School in Aberdeen, M.D., for 9 weeks.
Pvt. Wickam is a 2012 graduate of West Franklin High School, Pomona.