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Charles Strother Ledford, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1920
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec., 1999
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

In Memory of….. Charles Strother Ledford, Sr.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!

Mother - Agnes Louella Callahan Ledford
Birth: Oct. 24, 1900
Death: Jul. 26, 1989
Father - Arthur F. Ledford
Birth: Mar. 19, 1883
Death: Dec., 1971

His wife - Hazel Ruth Veal Ledford, 76, of Columbia.
Birth: Aug. 5, 1927, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 2004, Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina.

Surviving are his daughter, Mary Lou Schwalenberg of Lexington, SC, and a son, Chuck Ledford and his wife Anne of Columbia, SC.


Charles Ledford in household of Arthur Ledford,
"United States Census, 1940"

Name: Charles Ledford
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Copper Creek Magisterial District, Russell, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Virginia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1920
Last Place of Residence: Same Place

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Arthur Ledford M 48 North Carolina
Wife Agnes Ledford F 38 North Carolina
Son Charles Ledford M 20 Virginia
Son Elmer Ledford M 17 Virginia
Daughter Lucille Ledford F 14 Virginia
Son Harald Ledford M 12 Virginia
Son Ralph Ledford M 10 Virginia
Daughter Cara Ledford F 6 Virginia
Son Bobby Gene Ledford M 4 Virginia



When asked what is the rarest award that a soldier can receive, most people say "The Medal of Honor".
Actually it is the third award of the Combat Medical Badges only two soldiers have received that honor.

The next rarest award is the third award of the Combat Infantry Badge of which there were only 308 that are recorded at the Infantry Museum.

Triple Combat Infantryman's Badge WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
One of only 324 US Soldiers ever entitled to wear the Combat Infantry Badge with 2 Stars.

Charles S Ledford,
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records"

Name: Charles S Ledford
Name (Original): LEDFORD CHARLES S
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 23 Oct 1946
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Event Place: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Residence Place:
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: VIRGINIA
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: Skilled occupations in manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Staff Sergeant
Army Branch: Ordnance Department
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Serial Number: 33527051
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946


Family links: 
  Arthur F. Ledford (1883 - 1971)
  Agnes Louella Callahan Ledford (1900 - 1989)
  Hazel Ruth Veal Ledford (1927 - 2004)
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Apr 15, 2013
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