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Major Hector Lett, USAF (Ret.)


ector Kimball Lett was born on September 15, 1935 to Hector and Lucille (Anderson) Lett in Knoxville, TN. He passed away on December 15, 2017 under the care of Hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida.


Hector is preceded in death by both of his parents, sisters Sally Marie Lett of Tulsa, Oklahoma and grandchildren Amanda Boryla and Jeffrey Lett, Jr.

Additionally he is survived by his son Jeffrey Alan (Dee) Lett; sisters Billie Lee George of Lenoir City, TN; Lucille Irene (Eddie) Criswell of Muncie, Indiana, Marilee Elsie (John) Brown of Greenback, TN; grandchildren Genny Lett, Lucas Boryla, McKenna (Thomas) Perez, Zackary Boryla; nieces Teresa (Lee) Kitts, Jennifer Ridenour, and nephews Bradford (Carla) Cline, Robert (Misti) Brown, James (Anna) Brown and Michael (Jessica) Brown.

Military Service

Hector retired from the Air Force on August 31, 1974 with over 20 years of service finally retiring as a Major. At the time of his retirement he was eligible to wear the Bronze Star Medal, two Air Force Commendation Medals, two Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, the Combat Readiness Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, the Antarctica Service Medal, the Armed Service Expeditionary Medal, seven Vietnam Service Medals, the Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal on his uniform.


Major Hector Lett will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:00 am. All those attending Hector’s service, please arrive at The Old Post Chapel no later than 8:15 AM. Military honors will take place immediately following the service.

Friends, family and those who served with Major Lett are invited to share a memory and sign his guestbook below.

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  • Gene Jannotta says:

    To Kim’s Family,

    I have known Kim since 1995. He remains my good friend. Kim is honorable, a good counsel, adventurer, great company and my good friend always. I will miss him. Yet he will always be with us.

    Gene Jannotta