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Charles W. Ledbetter

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CHARLES W LEDBETTER Dedicated his life to God, country, community, and family. In 1941, at the age of 18, Mr. Ledbetter joined the United States Army/Airforce. He became a dedicated soldier serving his country as a navigator, engineer and bombardier. He was an original Tuskeegee Airmen with the 13th Bomb Squadron. Charlie Ledbetter served and protected the United States during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He flew twenty-nine missions during the Korean conflict as a top turret gunner. After retiring a decorated non-commissioned officer, Mr. Ledbetter began a career in education, teaching learning disabled students at Perris Union High School. He was a very popular teacher, willing to offer guidance and counseling to all students because of his passion and leadership in the field of education. Mr. Ledbetter was elected to the Moreno Valley School Board where he went on to become president. Mr. Ledbetter and his family have resided in Sunnymead/Moreno Valley since 1969. He is survived by his wife, Otera; 5 children Sonja, Carla, John, Sheryl and Laurie; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 27th, 2003 from 4pm to 8pm at Miller-Jones Moreno Valley Mortuary. Funeral services will begin at 11am on Monday, July 28th, 2003 at Moreno Valley Christian Fellowship. Burial will immediately follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Memorial Contribution: The American Cancer Society.
Published in Press-Enterprise on July 26, 2003
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