Retired U.S. Marine Col. Walt Ledbetter of Lady's Island is photographed at his surprise birthday party Sept. 6 at Panini's restaurant in Beaufort. Members of his former helicopter squadron in Vietnam attended.
Retired U.S. Marine Col. Walt Ledbetter of Lady's Island is photographed at his surprise birthday party Sept. 6 at Panini's restaurant in Beaufort. Members of his former helicopter squadron in Vietnam attended. Submitted
Retired U.S. Marine Col. Walt Ledbetter of Lady's Island is photographed at his surprise birthday party Sept. 6 at Panini's restaurant in Beaufort. Members of his former helicopter squadron in Vietnam attended. Submitted

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