MAJ John C. Artley was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/03/2016 at the age of 81.6
Aurora, NC
Flight Class 55-0
Date of Birth 06/19/1934
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Served in Vietnam with H-21 in 61-62
This information was provided by Judith Lynch

More detail on this person: John C. Artley, age 81, of Aurora, NC, passed Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Born in Bradford, PA, he was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Jane Artley and also his son, John Artley. John graduated from Bradford High School in 1952 and attended Penn State University. After college, he entered the Air Force Aviation Cadet Program where he was commissioned as an officer and received his wings as an Air Force pilot. John was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned numerous medals, including the Air Medal. He retired after 20 years of military service to his country and then went to work as a FAA Air Traffic Controller for 10 years. Upon retiring, he moved to Aurora, NC where he was involved with various classic car organizations and frequented area military air shows.

He is survived by his wife Heidi of Aurora, NC and four sons: Jeffery Artley, James Artley, Gregory Artley, Michael Artley, and a daughter, Anne Artley, all of whom reside in the Seattle/Tacoma, WA area. He also leaves a brother, Dike Artley of Cary, NC and two grandchildren.

John was known for his warmhearted and caring personality - "He never met a stranger".

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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