FRANK J. UHLIG, CAPT, USMC
Frank Uhlig '25
Date of birth: February 4, 1902
Date of death: January 26, 1940
From the 1925 Lucky Bag:
Frank died on January 26, 1940 of an unspecified cause.
He was placed on the retired list on May 1, 1938. The law governing his retirement was "D. Retired for age ineligibility for promotion. Act of Aug 29, 1916."
Frank was survived by his wife, Julia, whom he married in 1930. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. It seems that he was also survived by a son, Frank Jr., who became an author of maritime and defense history, and the editor of the Naval War College Review.
He was not a qualified naval aviator. The Register of Alumni lists his rank and date of death. There is no mention of him in any Shipmate magazine issues from the period.
In March 1935 he was ordered to detach from "Marine Corps Schools, Quantico" for the American Legation, Peiping [Bejing], China.
Memorial Hall Error
There is nothing to suggest that Frank's death was the result of any operational cause, and he had been on the retired list for nearly two years prior to his death.