Frederick E Ledbetter (1917 - 1993)

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Bay Pines National Cemetery
Section 57 Row 1 Site 57,
P.o. Box 477, Bay Pines, Fl

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Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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1917 - In the year that Frederick E Ledbetter was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

1975 - At the age of 58 years old, Frederick was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1977 - By the time he was 60 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

1979 - Frederick was 62 years old when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1993 - In the year of Frederick E Ledbetter's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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Frederick E Ledbetter died on March 3, 1993 at 75 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Bay Pines National Cemetery Section 57 Row 1 Site 57, Bay Pines, Fl. He was born on June 26, 1917. We have no information about Frederick's family. We know that Frederick E Ledbetter had been residing in Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida.

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