Henry C. Ledford Obituary, Death – Henry C. Ledford, a World War II soldier who was from Clay County and who died away on Friday, was the subject of this week’s Flight in Honor. Kentucky is experiencing a period of mourning. This past year, Mr. Ledford participated in an Honor Flight, and it was the very first time he had ever flown in an airplane. He was one of the oldest veterans in the state of Kentucky, having reached the age of 103 years old.
The prisoners of a concentration camp that was located close to Landsberg, Germany, were freed thanks to the efforts of Mr. Ledford and the 411th Infantry Regiment, which was commanded by him. As a direct result of his passing away, the mission of Honor Flight Kentucky, which is to transport Kentucky veterans to Washington, D.C., so that they can pay their respects at the memorials that were built in their honor, has taken on an even higher degree of significance. During this trying time, our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Ledford’s loved ones, including his family and friends. He was a shining example for all of Kentucky to follow.