George Dewey Rogers, 88, a retired Army colonel and a veteran of three wars, died Oct. 8 of heart and lung ailments at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir. He lived in Fairfax.

Col. Rogers was born in Burlington, Colo. He attended the University of Missouri.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1919, and he earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1929.

He was an ordnance officer in the Army during World War I. During World War II, he served in North Africa and in Italy.

He was assigned to Japan during the Korean War, and later served in Brazil.

He was assigned to Washington in 1953, and retired in 1954 with the rank of colonel.

For the next 25 years, he lived in Arkansas, returning to the Washington area in 1977.

Col. Rogers was a member of the National City Christian Church in Washington, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Survivors include his wife Hope Joslyn Rogers of Fairfax; two daughters, Jocelyn R. Jerry of Albany, N.Y., and Ann R. Quinn of Vienna; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.