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photo of e j ledet E. J. LEDET
September 20, 1934 - April 10, 2014
Major Elwood J (E J) Ledet, USAF (Retired), 79, died April 10, 2014 in Denton Texas. Originally from Larose, LA, Major Ledet enlisted in the United States Air Force in November, 1952. He was subsequently commissioned in September, 1958, and retired in March, 1973.

His career was spent in the USAF Security Service with commands in signals intelligence activities in Scotland, Libya, Pakistan, Germany, Taiwan, Okinawa, Vietnam and several tours in San Antonio and San Angelo, Texas.

His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, USAF Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf, USAF Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaves, National Defense Service Ribbon with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, USAF Longevity Service Ribbon with 4 bronze Oak Leaves, USAF Small Arms Expert Ribbon and Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

Subsequent to his retirement he worked in the heating and air conditiong profession in San Angelo. Upon retirement in 2009, he relocated to Denton and worked several years as a volunteer with the USO.

Major Ledet is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Fay Speights Ledet of Denton, son Harold and his wife Maureen, and their children Everett and wife Emily and son Henry; Briana Mazur and husband Matt; Christina Landry and husband Adam and their children Emma and Levi; son Dwayne; son Billy and wife Talitha and their children Madeleine, Sydney, and Laini; son Scott and wife Cathi and their children Halle, Chae, Lauryn and Abby. He is predeceased by his parents, Camille and Mabel Pellegrin Ledet; and two brothers, Jason Anthony and Otis Paul.

Graveside service is at 1:30 p. m. Monday, April 14, in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the USO.

Bonne nuit PawPaw!
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