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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 23, 2017
Donald Stuart Caulkins Sr. of Brentwood has died. He was 82. Prior to his 30-year legal career, Caulkins served in the U.S. Air Force, becoming a Command Pilot with the Tactical Air Command and reaching the rank of Major. For his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. During his military service, he earned a law degree from George Washington University and served as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the United States prior to his retirement from the military. After moving to Franklin he served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, where he wrote the legislation establishing the compensation and benefit system for district attorneys and public defenders. Donations in Caulkins’ memory may be made to the Salvation Army.