Gerald Mauk, 63, a retired Army colonel and former marketing manager with the Boeing Corp. in Arlington, died of lung cancer September 12, 1998 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. A Washington area resident for 15 years, he lived in Burke, Virginia.
Colonel Mauk joined the Army in 1959 and was an intelligence officer in this country and abroad.
His overseas assignments included a tour in Vietnam during the war there.
After retiring from active duty in 1984, he worked for Boeing until retiring again in 1995.
His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Colonel Mauk, a Denver native, was a graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He received a master's degree in management from George Washington University and a master's degree in military science from the Army Command and Staff College.
He was a member of the American Legion, the Retired Officers Association, the Military Intelligence Association, and the Association of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of Burke; four sons, Joseph, of Minneapolis, Steve, of Centreville, John, of Alexandria and James, of Burke; a daughter, Malia Mauk of Alexandria; two sisters, Marge Twohy of Salinas, Calif., and Kathleen Reid of Redlands, Calif.; and a grandchild.
MAUK, GERALD F., COL, USA (Ret.)
On September 12, 1998, beloved husband of Marilyn L. Mauk; devoted father of Joseph F., Steven M., John E., Malia R. and James T. Mauk. Also survived by his grandson, Sean J. Mauk; and his sisters, Marge Twohy and Kathleen Reid. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday at 12 Noon in the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA. Interment to follow in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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