LTC John R. Wehr, USA, Ret.
LTC John R. Wehr, USA, Ret., age 74, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
John was born on July 27, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California to the late Edward John Wehr and Betty Gretter Wehr. LTC Wehr proudly served in the United States Army for nearly 24 years where he was a helicopter pilot. He served two tours in Vietnam and received numerous commendations- including the Distinguished Flying Cross-3 OLC (Distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight), Bronze Star Medal-1 OLC (Heroic or meritorious achievement or service in a combat zone), Defense Meritorious Service Medal-1 OLC (The third-highest award that the Department of Defense issues, and is awarded to those who distinguish themselves though non-combat meritorious service or achievement, in a joint capacity), and the Army Commendation Medal- 3 OLC (Distinguishes himself by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement, or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United States.) A true soldier and leader, LTC Wehr was humble, valiant, and selfless.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Billie L. Wehr; his son and daughter in law, John R. Wehr II and Ashley of Grovetown; and his feline companion, Garfield. He was loved and adored as “Pa” by his two year old grandson, John Hudson “Huddy” Wehr III and his one year old granddaughter, Charlotte Harper Wehr. He is also survived by many friends including his buddies at the Smokehouse Hunting Club.
A celebration of John’s life will take place at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 9, 2018 in the chapel of Platt’s Funeral Home Belair Road. Pastor Ron Fearneyhough will officiate. Full military honors will be rendered. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Platt’s.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Forces United (formerly known as Augusta Warrior Project), 701 Greene Street Suite 104, Augusta, Georgia 30901; or to the Comfort House, 317 Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901.