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LTG (Ret) Frank F. Ledford Jr.

San Antonio, Texas

Apr 22, 1934 – May 15, 2019 (Age 85)

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BORN
April 22, 1934
DIED
May 15, 2019
AGE
85
LOCATION
San Antonio, Texas

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Porter Loring Mortuary North Obituary

Lieutenant General (ret) Frank F. Ledford Jr, M.D. died on 15 May 2019 after a brief illness, attended by his loving wife Marilyn and daughter Dr. Cheryl Ledford. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida on 22 April 1934, the only son of Hazel Barrette and Frank F. Ledford Sr. During World War II...

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I have just heard of LTG. Ledford's passing. I was honored to serve with him as an O.R. tech in Landstuhl. R.I.P. Sir!

God bless you sir, many good memories of you in Germany.

Marilyn, So sorry for your loss of a dear husband. I just heard the news this week. Enjoyed being your neighbor for a few short years. Prayers for you and your family in this season of sorrow and remembering. God bless you!

Sorry for the loss to the family, it was always such an honor to help Gen. Ledford with his computer/I.T. issues when at their Elm creek home, his stories were always exciting and his personality was very easy going and sincre. Thank you for the chance to teach each other about our seperate specalties. His stories will carry on as I remember him for a long time to come.

To Marilyn, Cheryl and family, So shocking was the news of Frank's passing. You and Frank were both beacons o flight in our military and personal life. Sweet memories go back to when we first met you in Germany. We both were enjoying small babies, and over the years, Marilyn, you helped me become a better cook (Marilyn's Life Cookbook). Next, we enjoyed being with you in San Antonio. Frank was so brilliant, adored his family, (drove a very fast car on the autobahn in Germany) and was a...

My thoughts and prayers to the Ledford Family in this time of grief and loss...I was blessed to have met such "a bigger than life" humble man as Frank Ledford. I wish there were more men in the world like he was...I thank God for General Ledford and his Family. You all will remain in my prayers. God bless and keep you!

Music together, first in high school and next at Fort Leavenworth while I was on tour, is essential to my recollections with Frank. He was clearly creative, though too grounded in his own reality to join me professionally in an artistic career. Later at San Antonio, after we read the Mylnarski mazurka for violin and piano, he put down his violin and played for me the opening of a piece not in my repertoire--the Liszt E flat major piano concerto. Frank's life plan was essentially determined...

It was a sad but not unexpected notification of the passing of LTG. Frank Ledford. For almost six decades Frank has been a friend, mentor, and campmate. I know this has been a difficult year for Frank who was fortunate to have Marilyn at his side. I first met Frank in August 1960 when we were class mates in the Basic Officers Course at Ft. Sam Houston. Two years later during my General Surgery residency at Letterman Army Medical Center Frank showed me how to put in my first chest tube. ...

Our sincere condolences.
I proudly served under LTG (Ret) Frank F. Ledford, Jr in Heidelberg, Germany.
SGM (Ret) Gerard Niesen and family