They remembered George Mauck in Maugansville

June 19, 1999|By SCOTT BUTKI

MAUGANSVILLE- A marker was placed in Maugansville Saturday to let the community know that George Mauck, who died in World War II, had lived there.

The marker is on the street signs for the Garden View Road and Maugansville Road intersection.

Mauck died in the South Pacific on Sept. 16, 1944 when he was 20 years old. He was a pharmacist's mate, third class. He enlisted on Jan. 23, 1943 and left the country Dec. 30, 1943.

"On this sign we will tell the public that he is remembered. And we honor him today for who he was and what he did," Bob Glausier, a retired Marine Corps captain who is in the Marine Corps League, said at a brief ceremony.

"He was loved by relatives who mourn his death," he said. Mauck was and is a part of the community, he said.


Mauck's brother, Lloyd Mauck, of Frederick, Md., said he was happy to see the marker placed on the property where he and his brother grew up.

"I am really glad it's up. I am really pleased," he said.

But getting the marker for Mauck was no easy task. Relatives said it took more than two years of pushing to get the marker.

There was some confusion because Mauck was in the U.S. Navy but assigned to the Marine Corps, Glausier said.

The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County began putting up markers around Washington County about 1986 to honor war veterans and has put up about 400 since then, said Pete Callas, a charter member and a member of the board of directors.

While they tried to recognize as many veterans as they could they have missed some, which they find out when relatives call, he said.

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