Ledford, Ray Douglas, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
Service Years
1965 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private First Class

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Old Fort
Last Address
Old Fort

Casualty Date
Jan 25, 1966
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Big Meadows Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery - Newland, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 092

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 1st Cavalry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1966, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) /A Company
  1965-1966, 11B10, 1st Cavalry Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Ray Douglas Ledford, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Marion, North Carolina.

Private First Class Ray Douglas Ledford was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Ledford served our country until January 25th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married.
It was reported that Ray died when his plane crashed. His body was recovered. PFC Ledford is on panel 04E, line 092 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

He served with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (AMBL), USARV.  Service Number:  53406641

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

PFC Ray Douglas Ledford, Born April 12, 1945; Died January 25, 1966. Ages 19 years, 9 months, 13 days. Survivors are his parents, Mr and Mrs Edgar W Ledford; 6 brothers, David Richard, William, Clay Allen, Dallas, George and Sammie Ledford; 5 sisters, Misses Alice, Carolyn, Rachel, Lillis and Linda Ledford; the paternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Clyde Ledford.

Services were held at West Court Street Baptist Church, Tuesday, February 8, 1966 at 2pm. Officiating was the Reverend Bill Bryant.  Burial was at Big Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery. Services were by McCall's Funeral Home.

He was the Son of Mr Edgar W Ledford and Mrs Maggie Jay Ledford, Route #5, Box 195, Marion, NC.

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