In Memory of




Obituary for David Gerauld Epstein

Col. David G. Epstein, USA (Ret.) was born in St. Louis MO on 6 Oct 1937. His parents, Rose and Joseph Epstein, were immigrants from Europe. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Friel, grand children Kayleigh and Rhett Friel, his long time companion Christiane Toft and his sister Faye Marcus of Rockford Illinois. He was commissioned as a Regular Army Military Police lieutenant upon graduation from Michigan State University in !959. He 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 masters degrees and a PhD. He was also a graduate of the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania. His civilian career was centered on law enforcement and included service as chief of police of Savannah Georgia, assistant director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Brunswick Georgia and 13 years as 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.