Tyrone Waring Canteen Cup, August 1945
1 Jun 1945, Fri • Page 8
Mr. James Leroy Weyer, age 89, of 1414 Burley Avenue, Tyrone, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 4:25 p.m. at his home. He was born September 14, 1918 in Tyrone, the son of Harry and Clara Banks Weyer and on April 14, 1944 at Phoenix City, Alabama, he was married to Phyllis Hicks who survives. Also surviving are two daughters – Judy Gearhart (Jim), Bellefonte and Joyce Smith (Rick), Osceola Mills.
Mr. Weyer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Tyrone, AARP, Anderson Denny Post VFW, and a life member of Howard Gardner American Legion Post. He retired in 1984 as head operator at Westvaco after 38 years of service. He served with the United States Army in the Sixth Armored Division in the European Theatre during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action at Eltmansee, Germany on April 3, 1945, when he voluntarily moved forward under enemy fire to reconnoiter for gun positions. His accurate shooting covered the reconnaissance and was responsible for knocking out a machine gun nest and numerous vehicles.