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Info Sheet/Obit - Frederick Dale Ledfors, Sr.

Died 13 July 2010 at the age of 66
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Obit: Frederick Dale Ledfors, Sr., 66, of Cadiz died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at his home. He was born May 28, 1944 in Cadiz, a son of the late Carl Ledfors and the late Ann Kovacik Ledfors Butler.

Mr. Ledfors was a highly decorated officer retired from the United States Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 36th Oak Leaf Cluster with Valor, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Oversea Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Army Aviator, Parachutist Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Sharpshooter Badge.
He was an active volunteer with Toys for Tots, Reading for Children and other organizations at Redstone Arsenal, AL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Clifford Butler, a brother, Richard Ledfors, and a sister, Nancy Reed. .

Surviving are a son, Frederick D. Ledfors, Jr. and his wife Teletha of Hartselle, Alabama; a daughter, Andrea Johnson and her husband Phillip of Moulton, Alabama; a grandson, Phillip Cody Johnson; a brother, Robert Ledfors and a sister, Shirley Ledfors, both of Cadiz.

Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Paul Giffin will officiated. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.


Russ Miller, Centaur 47
I am sorry for your loss. I had the honor to fly many missions with Fred. My most memorable was when he won the DSC. Always ready for the fight, always had your back.

Pete Holmberg, Centaur 12
Fred, Rest in peace. Soon enough we'll meet again.

John J. Spencer, Jr.
My condolences to Fred's family. He was the consumate soldier and a true American Patriot. It was a great honor to have served with this great hero. In a unit (F Troop (Air) 4th US Cavalry), he was a hero among heros, ready to lay his life on the line for his fellow soldiers.
May God bless all of you with the fodnest of memories of this gentleman.

Myra K.Patterson
When I was but 16 I was married to his (now deceased) brother-in-law Gordon H. Guyse..I thought about him often over the years.He was serving in Vietnam around 1971...He served more than one tour in Vietnam..He had sent letters to me while he was there and I recall him expressing loneliness for human touch. Fred ,You are still my HERO..

Jon S. Ladd, LTC
Dear Freddie and Andrea,
I just learned of the death of your father when searching online for old friends. He and I spoke last year for the first time in almost 30 years. I was fortunate to have him for a boss at a critical time in my career when I needed a mentor and friend. I know he wasn't always the easiest guy in the world for you two, but I know he loved you both and considered raising you the most important job on earth. I still remember helping him build the monster playhouse/fort for Freddie in the back yard of your Ft. Stewart home. It is probably still standing! A testiment to stubborn determination to build it straight and big. I live in Nashille, TN now, I have two boys, 8 and 10. They have a monster playhouse Fred would have been proud of. I am deeply saddened at his passing and mourn his death with you. He was a true American Hero who loved his country served it well. I was honored to serve with him. Send me an email if you like. jon ladd

Joe Litton
Fred will be missed by all his comrades in arms. My sincere condolences to his family. God bless you all and especially FredJM9WA when he passed we lost a true American Hero and you lost your Father, Fiance etc.

Julie Montgomery
I am so sorry for your loss!! Your Dad was definitely a class act!!! I will never forget once going with you to his apartment in Huntsville. To you it was probably just normal, but to me ... it definitely left an impression of a true Gentleman! We were standing outside on the balcony and you were so tired that you just wanted to sit in relax but I had no clue that your Dad wouldn't allow you to sit unless I had sat first. I was so taken by the view and the nice breeze that I didn't sit down. Of course, I was so clueless as to why you kept gesturing me or offering me a seat so many times. I look back at it now and just laugh! I hope you get a little laugh about it as well.
Again my thoughts and prayers adn with you and Teletha! I can't think of anyone else I have known to be more honored by being laid to reset at Arlington.
With Love and Prayers,
Julie Montgomery

Debbie Brown
finally going home to find your brother Centaurs. We will miss ya Fred. love ya! Dan, Debbie, Michael Brown

Tom Dowdle
Smartest kid in the class and tough as nails on the football field. Personality to match.

Judy Richey Hanson
Bob and sorry to read of the death of Freddie. My deepest sympathy. I remember all of you from the time I was 5 or 6 yrs, old and we lived out the road from you and rode the bus together.
I didn't know he had earned so many medals. That's quite an honor.
I saw him at the alumni gathering and was looking forward to seeing him again. Again, my sympathy to the family.

Patty Wasko McGary
Dear Fred's family:
So sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. I will always remember the good times at Cadiz High and looked forward to seeing him at the reunions in August. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Paul and Shawn Kovacik
Dearest Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Fred. We will always remember him with his upbeat personality and fun-loving ways. We are sending lots of love and prayers your way.
Paul and Shawn

Wilma Graham
So sorry to read of Freds passing.

Michelle (Kibble) Curry
Shirley, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ralph Sutton
Bob,Shirley,Freddie,Andrea, I was saddended to hear about Fred's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I pray you will cherish the happy memories as I will of a true hero and friend.

Karyn Reichenbach Gruber
Bob and Shirley, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Fred.

Mary Jo Starr McConaughy
Bob and Shirley, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Fred. Wishing you and Fred's family only good memories of happy times together. God Bless, Ralph and Mary Jo