BG Richard J. Tallman

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Co. F 1951, Bronze Star (Killed in Action 1972 in Vietnam)


Brig. Gen. Richard J. Tallman of Honesdale, PA was a 1949 graduate of West Point. During World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a machine gunner, later earning a field commission. In the Korean War, he was a 1st Lieutenant in Co. F in 1951 where he earned a Bronze Star. During the Vietnam War, he was promoted to Brigadier-General and appointed as Deputy Commander of Third Regional Assistance Command (TRAC). General Tallman and his aides had just landed at An Loc to observe counter-offensive operations when they were hit by North Vietnamese artillery fire. He died of his wounds on July 9, 1972. He was the last U.S. Army general to die in South Vietnam.

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