Elwood Joseph Ledet

September 30, 1934April 10, 2014

Major Elwood J (E J) Ledet, USAF (Retired), 79, died on April 10, 2014 in Denton, TX. Originally from Larose, Louisiana, 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 conditioning profession in San Angelo. Upon retirement in 2009, he relocated to Denton, Texas, 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, TX, son Harold and wife Maureen, and their children Everett and his wife Emily and son Henry, Briana Mazur and her husband Matt, Christina Landry and her husband Adam and their children Emma and Levi, son Dwayne, son Billy and his wife Talitha and their children Madeleine, Sydney, and Laini, and son Scott and his 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 Services will be Monday, April 14 @ 1:30pm at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or USO. Bonne nuit PawPaw!


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Chris Tidwell

May 18, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time. Rest in Peace EJ.

Lenard Briggs

May 12, 2014

Please forgive the late entry. E.J. and I met online a few years ago discussing our experiences in Pakistan. We
exchanged books and share experiences. My condolences to the family. E.J. will be missed.
Lenard Briggs, (USAFSS 1962-1966)

David Cambridge

April 17, 2014

EJ, God Bless. You were an old and really Dear Friend. The good times are gone. Rest in Peace. David J. Cambridge (A Comrade in Arms)

Darlene Hunter

April 15, 2014

My prayers are with all of you.

Nathan Arceneaux

April 15, 2014

My sympathy and prayers go out to you Carolyn and your family. Elwood was a great friend and classmate. May he rest in peace.

Mike Phinney

April 15, 2014

Harold, may God bless you and your family at this testing time in your lives. I'm truly sorry for your lose!

Tom & Ellen Randall

April 15, 2014

We will miss EJ so very much along with the wonderful stories he shared with us. Carolyn we will keep you and your lovely family in our thoughts and prayers.

Ted & Joyce Taylor

April 15, 2014

Carolyn - Much love to you and your family ...

Wlly van den Brande

April 15, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family. I did not know EJ but heard a lot about him. Love to Carolynn.

Saskia Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada

Donna Tucker

April 14, 2014

My condolences to the family.