George Meyer (1926 - 2018)

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George F. Meyer, a retired Marine Sergeant Major passed peacefully onto the Lord on 11 June 2018, having spent his last days peacefully in the presence of his immediate family.
An Infantry Marine, and combat veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he additionally served in China after WWII.
Enlisting in 1943, and retiring in 1974, at HQMC as the Personnel SgtMaj of the Marine Corps. He honorable served in the First, Second, Third and Sixth Marine Divisions. He always considered his three separate tours at Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA as extremely challenging and rewarding.
Military decorations include the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and the Presidential Unit Citation with four stars, recognizing the extraordinary heroism of the Marine Corps units he served with in combat.
Following his military retirement, he led the 1st Marine Division Association for 15 years as it's Executive Secretary. Enjoying each year and reunion more than the previous one. His final Marine unit was with "The Regiment of Retired Marines" at Camp Lejeune, NC were the members endeavor to help active duty Marines by sharing their experiences in the Old Corps as a means to benefit the current Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Danny; and loving wife of 56 years, Eleanor Smith Meyer of Washington, DC. He is survived by two sons, Michael of Dumfries, VA and Lawrence, Major, USMC Retired of Richmond VA, his daughter-in-law, Judy Rossi Meyer, wife of Lawrence and the mother of their three daughters, Lauren Denise (Kyle), Erin Meyer Root (Dylan) and Catherine O'Neill.
The Meyer Family will receive friends between 7 and 9 p.m. on Monday, June 18th at the Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Rd, Road, Woodbridge, Va. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Quantico MCB Memorial Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19th with interment following at the Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA. A reception will follow at the Globe and Laurel, 3987 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA.
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Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home & Crematory Inc
13318 Occoquan Rd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 494-2000
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Published in Jacksonville Daily News from June 14 to June 15, 2018
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