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Ledbetter 754th RSB

Ledbetter 754th RSB

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Ledbetter 754th RSB

Frederick Wilson Ledbetter (son of Earl Monroe Ledbetter and Margaret Caroline Welch) was born December 13, 1914 in Kansas City, KS, and died June 1994 in Bonner Springs, KS. He married (1) Faye Butler on June 19, 1936 in Kansas City, KS. He married (2) Faye Lucinda Dunlap on June 27, 1960 in Cherokee, OK.

He attended Wyandotte High school in Kansas City, KS. He worked as a carpenter with his father building houses until 1938. He went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a car inspector until he retired in 1977. He enlisted in the US Army in November, 1942, serving in company A762 and 754th Railway Shop Battallion in Iran. He was honorably discharged on October 9, 1945. He belonged to the American Legion Post #199 in 1968. He was a life member. He served as Past Commander, Firing Squad Commander, Service Officer, Commander of the Wyandotte County Council, Legionaire of the year in 1981, Sergeant of Arms of the 2nd District of Kansas. He was a member of the 40/8 Society of the American Legion and was a past officer of the 40/8, He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bethel Memorial Post #5851. He was on the staff of Boy's State for 6 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was 5 ft. 4.5 inches tall and weighed 124 pounds. Blue eyes. Just prior to his death, his niece, Shirley Etta Johnson MacIlroy, asked him if he had Black blood through his grandfather, Oliver Vincent Ledbetter. He opened his eyes wide in amazement and said "This doesn't fly. It made no difference." These were his last words spoken before going to his final rest. He is buried in the Chapel Hill Memorial cemetery in Kansas City, KS.

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