Gene Nelson Mayer, 72, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Dec. 12, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late F. Nelson and M. Marjorie (Glass) Mayer.
He was preceded in death by a brother, J. Norman.
Gene was a 1959 graduate of Altoona High School and joined the U.S. Army on June 28, 1959. He served in Germany and Korea and in combat in Vietnam.
A committal service with military honors will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap, 14205 Pleasant Valley Road, NE, Flintstone, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A., Frederick, Md.