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Paul Eldon Ledbetter

Arlington National Cemetery
Paul Eldon Ledbetter, Retired
USMC – USCG, Vietnam
Arlington, Virginia – 03-03-20


AMTC Paul Eldon Ledbetter, 68, a retired Chief Petty Officer, USCG and a Vietnam Combat Veteran of the USMC, died on 13 October 2019 at his residence in Camden, NC.  He joined the USCG after his service in the USMC and went on to proudly serve this Nation for 30 years.  Among his many awards and commendations are a Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device; National Defense Medal w/gold star; Vietnam Service Medal w/1star; Special Operations Cross Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; and Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation; to name just a few.  He served as the Commander, American Legion Post 531 and as a District Commander for the American Legion.  In addition he was a Charter Member of the American Legion Riders Post 531 and also a proud Patriot Guard Rider who stood many a flag-line for our veterans.  He is survived by his wife Paula Bishop Ledbetter and a large and loving family.  He is deeply missed.  CPO Ledbetter is to be interred on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery on March 3rd, 2020 at approximately
11:00 AM from the Administration Building.  PGR has been invited to attend the services and we will be there to stand tall, silent and proud in Honor of this US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer and USMC Vietnam Combat Veteran, his friends and comrades at arms.

Staging: 9:30 AM

Clarion Hotel
1200 N. Courthouse Road
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Ride Captain:

Steve Payne
703-283-1211 (cell)

Special Instructions:

Stage: 9:30 AM
Brief: 9:45 AM
KSU: 10:00 AM, depart for ANC w/possible LEO conducted escort.
Honors: 11:00 AM, Graveside ANC (Time Approx.) Large 3×5 flags are not permitted in ANC.  100% ID Check in progress!  Dress & hydrate accordingly – Check the weather @ http://tinyurl.com/Arlington-Weather Concealed/carry permits are NOT recognized on military installations and federal reservations.  Therefore do not bring weapons or hazardous materials to this mission.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Bruce Gentile
Position: Maryland State Captain

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3 Comments To "Paul Eldon Ledbetter"

#1 Comment By mcpojjb On February 25, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

JJ Bishop, PGR
SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
Hudson, FL

#2 Comment By Lady Harley On February 27, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

May the Lord hold the family and friends of Paul Eldon Ledbetter in His arms and bless them with His grace during their time of sorrow. AMTC Ledbetter, thank you for your dedicated service to this country and our freedoms.

With gratitude, deepest respect and heartfelt sympathy,

Becca “Lady Harley” Landick
Patriot Guard Riders
Virginia State Captain

#3 Comment By xdvr On February 28, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

My sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of Chief Ledbetter.

RIP – Warrior – Brother

Mike “Handlebar” Nugent
VAPG – D5 – Senior Ride Captain