Yale '62 - Obituaries - Frank E. Devine

Frank E. Devine, LCOL, U.S. Army (retired)

Born: December 4, 1940
Died: March 8, 1992

Frank was born in Denver, Colorado, and prepared at North High School. He was a political sciences major and on the Dean's List. A member of Jonathan Edwards, he was in Army ROTC at Yale and commissioned as at Lieutenant at graduation. He was a member of Cannon & Castle while an undergraduate.

After Yale, Frank attended University of Chicago Law School, graduating with a J.D. in 1965. He was the admitted to the Colorado Bar.

In January 1966 Frank entered active duty with the Army and went on to serve our nation for 20 years as a career officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He served in Germany, Korea and numerous stateside posts. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1978 for his work on the Army/Air Force Clemency and Parole Board. Frank retired in 1987 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Following retirement, he was employed at the Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. On March 8, 1992, he died of an inoperable brain tumor and was buried with full military honors in Denver. Frank never married and was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Devine of Denver.

Mrs. Devine writes: "Frank was a very unassuming person, inclined to make light of his accomplishments, but we, his parents, sensed in him an uncommonly intense devotion to the cause of justice, duty to his country and to the JAG Corps."