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Charles William Ledbetter

Charles William Ledbetter
Born (1922-04-05)April 5, 1922
Died July 23, 2003(2003-07-23) (aged 81)
Buried at Riverside National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1942-1972
Rank Master sergeant
Unit 332d Fighter Group
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Charles William Ledbetter (April 5, 1922 – July 23, 2003) was one of the Tuskegee Airmen, retiring from the United States Air Force as a master sergeant after 30 years of active service. During his tenure, he participated in World War II, the Korean War (where he flew night missions in B-26 bombers as an engineer and gunner as part of the 3rd Bomb Wing), and in Vietnam.

In 2006, Ledbetter and the Tuskegee Airmen were honored with a Congressional Gold Medal.[1][not in citation given]

He is interred at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.[2]

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