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This page contains  memorials to deceased retired  Military Police officers and their spouses, both RMPOA members and non-members. Every effort is made to report these memorials in a timely manner.  Unfortunately, in some cases, the Association does not learn of the death of a retired Military Police officer or spouse until long after after the death.  In these cases, this fact will normally be identifiable by the reported date of death of the individual involved.   Memorials normally remain posted for a period of 30 days and the page will be updated as needed.  success of this page is dependent upon information received from members of the RMPOA community.

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LTC James Ottie "Jim" Richardson​

Lt. Col. James O. Richardson, US Army, Retired, of Terrell, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the morning of November 16, 2017. He was reunited in Heaven by his wife, Joan Carolyn Richardson, son, James Douglas Richardson, parents, Ottie Lee and Lucille Richardson and sisters: Mary Ann Coltharp and Paula Jane Morris. 


James was born May 22, 1932 in Dallas to Ottie and Lucille (Weatherford) Richardson. He grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Mesquite High School in 1949. Because of James’ athletic skills at Mesquite HS, he was able to 
attend both UT-Arlington and UT-Austin on a basketball scholarship. In 1956 he enlisted and entered into a lifetime commitment with the US Army from which he retired after a commendable career. James served in many military campaigns including tours served in Germany, Korea and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring as Lt. Colonel, James came to Terrell and bought farm land to continue his love of raising livestock, a lifelong interest that he began when he was young. During his high school years, he won many awards and honors at the State Fair of Texas. Never one to stay idle, James and Joan continued their love for husbandry with the purchase and careful caretaking of horses and cattle. A quiet man of great strength and integrity, James leaves a legacy to his family of honor and dedication to all that he held dear. 

James is survived by his son, John Wright Richardson of Carrollton; daughter, Cheryll Ann Pittera and husband Douglas H., of Fairfield, CT; daughter, Kasey Ann Hanna and husband Thomas A., of Forney; grandchildren: Nicole, Richard and David Pittera, Mimi Richardson, Zachary and Brandon Hanna; brother, John Wayne Richardson and wife, Nita of Garland as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends who will miss him greatly. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at 2:30pm at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7pm, Tuesday, November 21, at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations. For those wishing, contributions to honor James’ memory may be made to assist St. Jude Research at www.stjude.org
​Posted 11 Feb 2179

Mrs Joan C. Nelson Richardson
Wife of LTC James O. Richardson (deceased)

Mrs Joan C. Nelson Richardson, 74, passed away on August 25, 2009 in Terrell, TX. She was born to Vincent George and Nita (Bennett) Nelson on August 1, 1935 in Medicine Hat, Canada. Joan is survived by her husband, Jim Richardson of Terrell, TX, daughter, Kasey Hanna and husband Thomas of Alexandria, LA, grandchildren, Zachary and Brandon Hanna. She is also survived by her brother Larry Nelson of Reno, NV, stepchildren, John Richardson of Dallas, TX, and Cheryl Pittera of Eastfield, Conn. Joan was a nurse in the U.S. Army Corps during the Vietnam War and had also worked as a Registered Nurse at Mesquite Community and Charter Suburban now Dallas Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Terrell, TX. Interment  followed at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas at 12:30PM. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday, August 31, 2009 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Caney Creek Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 633; Grand Saline, TX 75160. Guest registry may be signed at www.andersonclaytonbros.com. Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home 972-524-6417.
Posted 16 Feb 2019
COL Thomas Anthony Banasik


Colonel (USA Ret.) Thomas Anthony Banasik, 63, born to Rhoda & Stephen Banasik, Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. A Military Veteran; Military Policeman; Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Garrison Commander, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Tom served with distinction, 30 years, in the United States Army. He was recently employed at Beshenich Muir & Associates. Tom was a Huge Minnesota Vikings Fan.

Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Stewart, San Antonio, Texas..
He is survived by 2 Sons, Thomas J. Banasik, (Bethany), Aldie, Virginia; Daniel J. Banasik, (Corinne), Fayetteville, North Carolina; Daughter, Christina J. Barton, (Dave), Glen Allen, Virginia; Brother, Lawrence A. Banasik, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; Sister, Ann Hanson, (Tim), Mora, Minnesota; Grandchild, Emma Banasik, Aldie, Virginia; 2 Step-Sons, Patrick D. Stewart, (Jessica), Columbus, Mississippi; and Eric E. Stewart, San Antonio, Texas.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife, Darlene A. Banasik, Christiansburg, Virginia.

EVENING SERVICE 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018  7:00 PM 
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 

GRAVESIDE SERVICE 
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 9:45 AM 
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to M.D. Anderson, Pancreatic Cancer Research, Houston, Texas (https://www.mdanderson.org/cancermoonshots/cancer-types/pancreatic.html).
​Posted 16 Feb 2019
Mrs Natalie J. Trammel "Granny" Dupuis

Wife of COL Wade Noah Dupuis (Deceased)

Grovetown, GA – Entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2018, Mrs. Natalie J. Dupuis, 92, loving wife to the late LTC Wade N. Dupuis, U.S. Army (Ret.). Grovetown, GA – Entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2018, Mrs. Natalie J. Dupuis, 92, loving wife to the late LTC Wade N. Dupuis, U.S. Army (Ret.). 

Mrs. Dupuis was a native of Lake Charles, LA. She and her husband lived in Monroe, LA for over 30 years and moved to Augusta, GA in 1999. While living in Monroe, she enjoyed retirement to the fullest and served as a 
volunteer on the Ladies Auxiliary for the North Monroe Hospital. She enjoyed making floral arrangements and working in the gift shop. While living the rest of her life in Augusta, everyone came to know her as “Granny.” She loved life and spent hours in her kitchen creating delicious Cajun cuisines. She enjoyed gardening and spending quality time the ones who kept her young at heart! She was a member of Stevens Creek Church and was publicly baptized at 90 years old. Mrs. Dupuis was a ​loving wife, mother and Granny to everyone she knew.

Family members include her daughter: Barbara Frazier (Gene); son: Van Dupuis; grandchildren: Eric Dupuis, Denise Bailey, Rhianna Gregory (Kevin), Ashlee Medlin, and Courtney Payne (Ben); great grandchildren: Trevor and Madyson Payne, Wick and Maddox Medlin, Brittany Bosier (Brett) and Tristan Krouse, T. J. Watson, Bryson Cooper Gregory, Conner Gregory; great great grandchildren: Wyatt Bosier and Lyle Bosier; brother: Ted Trammel (Carol); and special niece: Julie Trammel. 

A graveside service will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dorna Adams officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Stevens Creek Church Building Fund, 600 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA 30907. 

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
Posted 16 Feb 2019​
CW3 Elwood Leon "Woody" Fogleman

Woody Fogleman died at home at the age of 68. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Loree Fogleman, his children Chris, Sandra, Christie, and son-in-law Ian, his grandchildren Nathan, Kala, Katelyn and step-granddaughter Evelyn; along with his brother Herb of DE, James (Jim)of Wy, Janet of OK and Lee of TX. He was pre-deceased by his parents and 6 siblings.

Woody was born in Juniata County, PA and was the 10th of 11 children. After graduating high school Woody joined the U.S. Army and was sent to serve on the DMZ in Korea during the Vietnam War. 
However, Woody spent the majority of his 20 years working as special agent in the Criminal Investigations Division and retired as a CID Warrant Officer 3. During his time in the military Woody met and married Loree in Indiana on April 20, 1985. 

Woody was happiest when he was outdoors hunting or fishing or when he was spending time with his family. He was a man of few words, but the actions of his big heart spoke volumes to those who knew him. He would do anything for those he loved and he will be very missed by them. Though his leaving leaves a hole in their lives they look forward to the day they will see his resurrected body in Heaven!

A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Army Emergency Relief Fund.
​Posted 19 Feb 2019
LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron

LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron bid farewell to his family and friends on Christmas morning when he succumbed to cancer. His family will hold a memorial service at the Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave., on January 10 at 1 p.m. 

Ben Waldron was born in Plainfield, NJ on January 8, 1930. He was raised with his two brothers, Clarence “Bud“ and Donald in South Plainfield by his parents, Clarence and Margaret Waldron. He graduated from North Plainfield High School in 1948 and joined the Army. In 1954/55 he attended Officer Candidate School. In 1956 he married Hilda “Kitty“. Ben retired as a Lt. Colonel after 23 years of service and settled in Reno. He began a career at the Washoe County Health Department in September, 1971 and retired in January, 1990. In July, 1988 he joined the Reno Chapter of the Good Sam's
Ben is survived by his wife, Kitty; his children, Ben, Rainey, Leona Wahl, Margaret Spicher, and Eda Adams and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and/or the American Cancer Society
Posted 8 Mar 2019​
Mrs Hilda "Kitty" Waldron

Wife of LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron (deceased)

Hilda Waldron died on September 22, 2015 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben.

Hilda, known as Kitty to her friends, was born in Leimen, Germany to Wilhelm and Franciska Ditscher. She was preceded in death by her brother Willi and sister Eda,

In 1956 she married Benjamin Waldron and lived the life of an army officer's wife, who accompanied her husband on his assignments. After Ben's retirement from the army, they settled in Reno, where they bought their first home. 
Kitty and Ben enjoyed their retirement years traveling in their motorhome and spending time with their family and friends.

Hilda is survived by her three daughters Leona Wahl, Margaret Spicher and Eda Adams, her son, Rainey, stepson Ben, her seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM on October 17, 2015, at the St. Rose of Lima Church in south Reno with a reception following. May Kitty rest in peace knowing that her family will forever hold her in their hearts.
​Posted 8 Mar 2019
LTC Willis Bryant (Bill) Smith​

LTC Willis Bryant (Bill) Smith, 87, passed away March 6, 2017 at Remembrance Village at Riverwood Senior Living Facility.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Victoria Smith, sisters Louise Copeland, Sara Humphries and Myrtle Helms.

His is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clara Faye Smith and daughter, Julie Ann Smith and her fiancé, Craig Cornmesser.

Bill was born in Cloudland, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Tennessee where he met and married his wife, Faye, who was from Knoxville. He was in the Army 22 years where he fought in the Vietnam War. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1977. After teaching ROTC for 10 years, he owned and operated the Trion Golf Club for 5 years. Throughout the years he also ran a beef cattle farm in Cloudland. After working his entire life, at age 80, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which is when he retired.

His funeral service will be held at Lakeside Funeral Home in Woodstock, GA on Thursday, March 9th at 12:30 pm. Prior to that at 11:00 am, the family will be receiving visitors. Interment will be at Georgia Natioal Cemetery in Canton, GA with full military honors.

The family would like to personally thank Riverwood Senior Living and Homestead Hospice for their continued compassion over the last two years.
Posted 27 March 2019


LTC Holley Dean Bradley

LTC Holley Dean Braadley is survived by his bride of 60 years, Martha, daughter, Elizabeth (Michael) Moe, son-in-law, Johannes Myrdal Valtysson, and his granddaughter Sabrina Valtysson. His parents, Holly and Dolores Bradley, and his daughter, Terry Valtysson, preceded him in death. 

Holley served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1982. He received his regular Army commission in Armor, then transferred to the Military Police. He also was in the Criminal Investigations Division, and a dog-training officer. He served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded several medals, including the Bronze Star. Among his military education, he attended the Command and General Staff College and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police College. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Holley accepted a position with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Red Davis hired him with many important mandates; one of which was to create an effective 
firearms program/policy, which would protect the deputies, as well as the public. This exemplary program became a model throughout the State of Colorado. During his tenure with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office he served as the ​
Detention Bureau Chief and the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief. He remained an active volunteer firearms instructor after his retirement in 1997.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 6th at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S US Hwy 85/87, Fountain, Colorado 80817, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs 80903.

Graveside Committal Service with Army Honors will at 2:00 p.m., at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Rd, Colorado Springs 80925.
Posted 2 April 2019​
COL Christopher Rathje Haydon​

From West Texas to the Pentagon, a life seasoned with honor and duty to country, Christopher Rathje Haydon, U.S. Army Colonel, Retired, served our nation with merit, passion and humility. 

Chris Haydon went to his heavenly home Friday, January 4, 2019 at the age of 89. Born on October 7, 1929 in San Angelo, Texas, Chris was the second child to Elmer and Christine Haydon. His Aunt, Uncle, and Grandparents had a strong influence throughout his life. In 1950, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in History and Government. 

Commissioned as a United States Army Military Police Officer, Chris had a distinguished and adventurous 30-year career serving from years 1951-1981. He moved over 30 times and spent 4 years going to army schools, including: Infantry, Military Police, Chemical Warfare, Korean Language, Army Command, and Staff College. 
His first assignment was a tour in Germany, where on August 25, 1953, Chris married his love, Joan Davenport, in Mannheim. Together they raised four children. Whenever apart, Chris and Joan sent countless letters back and forth to one another. This tradition began a lifetime collection of hand-written notes.​

Chris served 5 overseas tours in Germany, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, totaling 10 years. As Lt. Colonel, Chris served in Vietnam as the Provost Marshall of the 1st Infantry Division. His mission was to keep the roads open between the four brigades exposing him to agent orange. Because of this, Chris was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012. 

After returning from Vietnam he was assigned to the Pentagon to spearhead the first army drug program. Later, as Riot Control Commander, he provided military support to local communities as directed by the President. Throughout his career he developed innovative ways to improve both military police operations, and local and federal law enforcement coordination. 

Chris received 12 major awards from commanding generals: 3 Legions of Merit, 1 Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 Bronze Stars, 1 Meritorious Service Medal, and 3 Air Medals. In total he has been honored with 27 awards for service to his troops.

For many years after retiring, he and Joan split their time between West Texas and the mountains of New Mexico. They often hosted their grandchildren at the family cabin. Chris was a passionate golfer and an active member of the Senior Golf Associations in three states. Early in his retirement he earned his M.B.A. in 1983 from San Angelo University. During this period, he and Joan were caregivers to his Mother and Aunt for 9 years.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Christine Haydon; and brother, Col. U.S. Air Force, Retired, Edward "Buddy" Haydon. Chris is survived by his wife, Joan Haydon; sons, Chris Haydon and Richard Haydon; daughters, Anne Baumann and Elizabeth Duff; grandchildren, Jobeth Tupa, Jennifer Haydon, Richard Haydon, Sara Baumann, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Christopher Haydon; and great-grandchildren, Layne Tupa, Blake Tupa, and Victoria Montgomery. He also leaves behind his cat, Max. 

Chris will be laid to rest with family at Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas. 

Gifts to your county library for history education are appreciated. Prayers, condolences and memories are welcomed through the online guest book. 

Published in GoSanAngelo on Jan. 20, 2019 Posted 29 Apr 2019



CW3 Kenneth John "Ken" Hoag


CW3 Kenneth John "Ken" Hoag , 80, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Kenneth was born in Cleveland, OH on May 30, 1938 to John C. Hoag and Florence B. Kozlowski. Ken was a U.S. Military Veteran. He served our country in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army for 24 years. He served the citizens of Florida as a Forensic Analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for 18 years. Ken was a loving and devoted husband for 57 years. He was a father for 54 years, a grandfather for 32 years, and a great grandfather for five years. Ken never met a stranger. He lived a full life. He had a very giving soul. He was loved by many. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his son Kenneth John Hoag, II.

He is survived by his wife, Lilia Piedad Hoag; daughters, Sandra Hoag Boyette (William) of Bay Minette, AL, Damaris Lisset Hoag, Pensacola, FL, Itzel Hoag, Potrerillos, Panama; granddaughters, Marilyn Boyette Lindquist (Kyle) of Palm Harbor, FL, 
Kimberly Ann Hoag of Pensacola, FL, Kelsey Jade Hoag of Pensacola, FL, Kristy Gisell Hoag of Potrerillos, Panama; great grandsons, Cooper Charles Lindquist and Finn Clifton Lindquist of Palm Harbor, FL.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Thursday, January 3, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Jack Campbell, celebrant. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be sent to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, 5041 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 30, 2018​.  Posted 29 Apr 2019
CW4 Clarence "Jay" Joubert

Funeral services for Clarence Joubert III, 49, of Leesville will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Christian Living Fellowship Church in Leesville.

Visitation will be held from 9:30a.m. until service time on Tuesday in the church.

Clarence was born on August 21, 1969 in Opelousas, LA. He entered Heaven on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his home in Leesville.

Clarence enjoyed, hunting, fishing, and golfing with his son. He was full of life and loved music and dancing; spending time at home with his family was his greatest joy.

Mr. Joubert is survived by his wife Anna Belle Joubert; His Children Alexis Jolie Joubert, Ty Alexander & his wife, Savannah Grace Joubert, Delilah Grace Joubert, Katherine Belle Joubert; His Grandson: Lucas Alexander Joubert and his second grandbaby on the way in August; His Sister: Lisa Bergeron and her husband Mitchell; His Godson: Chase John Gaudet.

Mr. Joubert was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Jr and Mabel Joubert and his aunt, Mary Morace
​Posted 29 Apr 2019
Mrs Donna Jean Russell

Wife of COL Donald Nelson Russell (deceased)

Donna Jean Russell, 86, loving mother and grandmother passed away on February 14, 2018 after battling Parkinson’s disease for many years. She was predeceased by her husband Col. Donald Nelson Russell. They were married for 61 years.

Donna is survived by her son, Richard Russell and his wife Betty, daughter Charmaine and husband Rick Dorsey, her granddaughters, Allyson, Brenna & Caitlin, her sister Lorraine Wardenberg, niece Michelle, nephew Steven and brother Kenneth Bohlman., The burial will be a private service for family. She will always be cherished.
Posted 29 Apr 2019
COL Donald Nelson Russell

Colonel Donald N. Russell, 90, US Army (Retired) passed away October 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna J. Russell. Other members of the family include his son, Richard Russell and his wife Betty, daughter Charmaine and husband Rick Dorsey, and granddaughters Allyson, Brenna, and Caitlin Dorsey. The deceased will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ. Services will private for immediate family only (per the request of the deceased). Visit hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.
Posted 29 Apr 2019
COL Lucious Edmond “Ed” Delk


Colonel Lucious Edmond “Ed” Delk, 72, of Birmingham, AL passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019.


COL Delk was born on October 19, 1946 in Waycross, GA. He joined the Army in September 1966 and retired June 1994. His U.S. Army military education and qualifications include Airborne (October 1968), Special Forces (June 1969), Ranger (March 1972), Infantry Officer Advanced Course (September 1972), Command and General Staff College (May 1978) and U.S. Army War College (May 1986). His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and many others. COL Delk’s commands include the 709th Military Police Battalion and the 18th Military Police Brigade. He retired as the Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Army Military Police School. COL Delk served two tours in Vietnam, one tour in Operation Provide Comfort and seven years as a paramilitary civilian executive in East Timor and Iraq with Dyncorp International. 
Ed Delk was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was preceded in death by Sue, his beloved wife of 47 years, and his daughter Elizabeth Carly. He is survived by his son Jonathan (Britt) Delk of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren Holden, Eloise and Henry Delk; sister Sally McDonald of Willacoochee, GA; brother W.L. Delk of Opp, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 Camp Meeting Rd., Jonestown. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, E. Hanover Twp.
posted 29 Apr 2019

COL Albert Francis Green

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, COL (Ret) Albert Francis Green, 89, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, died at home at The Fairfax Retirement Community. He was born in Stoughton, MA to the late Louis and Helen Green. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Louise, his sister Barbara and his brothers Louis and Henry.

He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1947 and enlisted in the United States Army. After completing Officer Candidate School in 1952, he was commissioned in the Infantry, then transferred to the Military Police Corps in 1957. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and helped establish Checkpoint Charlie when the Berlin Wall was erected. He served in many locations throughout the United States and Europe, accompanied by his family. He was a devoted volunteer at his church, serving as a lay Eucharistic Minister and usher. He was a talented woodworker, producing highly detailed ornaments and decorations. After retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Trish and Steve Barrows of Candor, NY; daughter and son-in-law Pam and Bob Terry of Atlanta, GA; daughter and son-in-law Paula and Mike McMahan of Harrisonburg, VA; son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Debbie Green of Simi Valley, CA; and daughter and son-in-law Krista and Peter Saeger of Austin, TX. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA, followed by Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date. 
Posted 29 Apr  2019

COL David Gerauld “Dave” Epstein

COL David Gerauld “Dave” Epstein passed away April 13, 2019. 

He was Born in St. Louis, MO on October 6, 1937 and graduated from high school in Chicago, IL. He was commissioned as a Regular Army Military Police lieutenant upon graduation from Michigan State University in 1959 and served on active duty for over nine years including service in Germany and Vietnam. 

Upon leaving active duty he entered the Army Reserve, serving an additional 21 years, retiring as a full Colonel. He continued his education at Michigan State, receiving two master's degrees and a Ph.D. He also graduation from the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania. His civilian career was centered on law enforcement and included service as Chief of Police in Savannah, GA; Assistant Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Brunswick, GA and 13 years a Chief of the Training Division, Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, US Department of State in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he served in Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia, Qatar, Bahrain, Greece, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru, among other places. 

He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Officers Association of America and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Joseph Epstein, who were immigrants from Europe. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Evan) Friel; grandchildren, Kayleigh and Rhett Friel; his longtime companion, Christine Toft and sister, Faye Marcus, of Rockford, IL. 

A service with military honors will be conducted at 11:15 a.m. on April 23, 2019 at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.
Posted 29 Apr 2019