David Maurice George Funeral
$4,773 of $6,000 goal
David was born on December 18, 1983 in Baltimore, MD, USA, a fact he constantly reminded his Peruvian born brothers. He attended schools in MD, Brookhaven Elementary School, Farquhar Middle School, Sherwood High School and then Valley Forge Military Academy in PA.
He joined the Army shortly after 9/11 in 2001 and served proudly with the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles” out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
He dedicated his life to many pursuits including film production, photography, music, and his most prominent involvement with the David Lynch Foundation and Transcendental Meditation and it’s use to ease the suffering of veterans with PTSD, including his own.
He played drums, while I was on vocals and guitar. Our last song together was System of a Down’s “Toxicity”, inspired to do so after watching a 6 year old girl play the drums on Facebook. After a couple of tries, we killed it. It was awesome. He was so happy.
My little brother suffered with PTSD and struggled to find a solution all the years after leaving the military, not really knowing what was going on in his head, having to find out himself. He went through a lot of bad times, a lot of good times, a lot of horrible times, all the while our mom suffered and took the mental abuse but never lost hope that her little boy was in there somewhere. I never lost hope that my happy little brother that I used to play with was in there somewhere.
In the past 6 months, he crossed a line. He was happy to live again. I thought he had made it. We were little boys again. No one truly knows what’s inside. He didn’t make it.
Our whole family is in shock. My mom is the strong woman she has always been. She lost her husband 2 years ago, and her brother-in-law, father and son within one year.
This fund is going directly to her to help pay funeral costs and other financial challenges she and our family may still face. We know there are a lot of David’s friends around the country that knew him well and loved him like a brother that can’t make the memorial but would like to contribute.
Thank you in advance for your well wishes and generosity.
Jose George, David George’s older brother
Thursday, January 26, 2017
9 - 10 AM
Rinaldi Funeral Home
9241 Columbia Blvd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
I'm sorry for the loss of David, he was a great guy.. I remember him riding his leopard-print motorcycle over to our house one day and my mom put his gear on and straddled up for a picture, haha. I'd love to donate some money but it seems donations have been closed?
My husband is also a combat veteran living with PTSD. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know there are benefits available to your family. Through the VA, Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 135 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains. Contact the VA at 1-800-535-1117. Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. He may also be eligible for a burial allowance up to $2000 . https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets/burials/Burial.pdf Additionally, there are survivor benefits available to your mother if he wasn't married. Please check them out here https://www.va.gov/opa/persona/dependent_survivor.asp The State of Maryland also offers burial benefits. You may choose one of five State Veterans Cemeteries. There is no cost associated with the Veteran’s burial plot, opening/closing, headstone and state liner (if used). Plots are available on a first come, first-served basis. To obtain an application or for additional information visit www.veterans.maryland.gov. Military Funeral Honors are provided at no cost to veterans. To request the well-trained Maryland National Guard Honor Guard (MDNGHG) you may contact them at 410-576-6133 or visit their website at http://www.mdmildep.org/ FuneralProgram. Please take advantage of all that is available and take this financial burden off of your family. God Bless.
Please disregard my comment--- I didn't realize this was an old campaign. I'm so sorry
My deep condolences to the entire family for your loss . I am convinced that our loved ones are in God's memory for the resurrection hope of Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29. God promises to return their life and he will do so under his new system of things (Revelation 21:3,4 )I hope that these promises bring the family and friends comfort and hope. Prayers to all.
My father was 101st airborne in Market Garden Holland and the Battle of the Bulge WWII. He died in June 2016 at age 91. He too suffered his entire life from shell shock, what is now called PTSD. My heart goes out to your and your family. Dad would have episode where his eyes would glaze over and become very angry and mean verbally. I can't imagine the things he say and dealt with as a young man. He only started to tell his story to my mother in the years before his death. He also had his best friend commit suicide when I was about 10 years old. One of the things Dad said was, how can I explain to you that you are in a trench with your best buddies, brothers really and shell come down. The smoke clears and you are the only one of your friends alive but wounded. I suffered as a child because Dad served. My heart goes out to you and your family. The 101st airborne is a brave group. Contact your nearest "VET CENTER" they will help you get a grave marker and direct you for anything else you need. I know because I did my internship with them.