moderated Military Honors for W9GVW, Maj Eric C. Juhre (USAF RET)
Military Honors for W9GVW, Maj Eric C. Juhre (USAF RET)
Eric was an active member of our ham radio community here in San Antonio, and a friend who was also retired Air Force. Eric passed away suddenly on 15 March, 2021 of stage 4 lung cancer and other medical complications.
Eric, W9GVW, was not a SARC member but was very active on the ham bands here in San Antonio. He was active on two meters as well as HF, to include FT8, CW and SSB. He was a member of several nets and checked into the "Air Forces Flyers Club" Net, and the "Rare Ones" Net in New Orleans. He also checked into several Texas nets daily.
Eric spent 20 years in the USAF, 16 as a pilot of KC-135s and RC-135s, most of that time as an instructor pilot.
He was also an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force and spent the last four years of his career at the National Security Agency at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
After retirement from the Air Force, he returned to San Antonio to live, and taught Science to school children here for twelve years.
His remains were laid to rest at the Fort Sam Military Cemetery on Thursday, 29 April, 2021. Due to inclement weather the day before, the planned military honors for Eric had to be rescheduled.
The new date for military honors for Major Eric C. Juhre is Tuesday, 6 July, 2021, at 3PM in Shelter #1 at the Fort Sam Military Cemetery. Masks are no longer required for all fully vaccinated people.
Appreciate your help in getting the word out to as many of Eric's friends and fellow hams as possible.
Thanks and 73s,
Brian Clark, WB5DRI