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Col George Milroy Mayer

Col George Milroy Mayer

Birth
Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Death 23 Dec 1944 (aged 59)
Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 3, Site: 2260
Memorial ID 49259722 · View Source
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mayer.

Husband of Rena Weston Mayer.

Brother of Carl F. Mayer, Mrs. Minnie Hohing, Miss Alberta Mayer, and Mrs. Louis Young,

George served as a Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.

Col. Mayer was graduated from the University of Maryland and engaged in the automobile business here until he enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of the First World War.

He was commissioned a second lieutenant and after being promoted to first lieutenant he served in the Quartermaster Corps at Hampton Roads, Va., until the end of the war.

Remaining in the Army, he was raised to the rank of captain and served as quartermaster officer at Bolling Field and other stations until March 1926 when he was sent to the Philippines, landing at Manila on May 1. He served in the Manila area for two years and was then transferred to Fort Clark, Texas where he was post quartermaster for six years.

His next assignment was Puerto Rico, where he remained for seven months until he was sent home on account of ill health. After being a patient at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, he was promoted to the rank of major and sent to Fort Logan in 1938 where he served as post quartermaster for Fort Logan, Lowery Field and Burlington.

He was promoted to the rank of colonel several years ago, and in recent letters to relatives stated he was planning to retire in June, 1945.

George died in the "Line Of Duty" of a stroke at Fort Logan, Colorado during the war.

(Obit info supplied by: Sharon Robertson)


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49259722
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col George Milroy Mayer (23 Jun 1885–23 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49259722, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .