RICHARD J TALLMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

RICHARD JOSEPH TALLMAN

WALL NAME

RICHARD J TALLMAN

PANEL / LINE

1W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

03/28/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/09/1972

HOME OF RECORD

HONESDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

BGEN

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD JOSEPH TALLMAN
POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Richard Joseph Tallman, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 24 February 1968. On the afternoon of 24 February 1968, Lieutenant Colonel Tallman, Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, was leading his battalion in an attack on a heavily fortified wooded area near Hue, Republic of Vietnam. There was an estimated reinforced battalion of enemy soldiers in the area. The companies found that movement was extremely slow due to rice paddies and sporadic sniper fire and at 1815 hours Lieutenant Colonel Tallman decided to pull his unit back into a night defensive position. At the time the lead company was in light contact with an unknown sized enemy force. As the company attempted to disengage it came under heavy automatic weapons fire. Soon the entire battalion was under fire. Lieutenant Colonel Tallman correctly decided he could better influence the action of his units by moving to another vantage point. With complete disregard for his own safety he began moving across an open area to the new location. He was under constant fire as he crossed the bullet-swept area and several RPG rounds exploded near him. Despite the heavy fire Lieutenant Colonel Tallman reached the vantage point from which he began deploying his forces and directing artillery and helicopter gunship fires on the enemy positions while repeatedly exposed to intense hostile fire. Through his calm determination and personal bravery, Lieutenant Colonel Tallman was most instrumental in saving the lives of many of his troops while inflicting maximum casualties on the enemy force. Lieutenant Colonel Tallman's extraordinary heroism is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/500615
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POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Legion Of Merit Award

Brigadier General Richard Joseph Tallman was awarded the Legion of Merit, with three Oak Leaf Clusters, for his for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States. He served as a General Officer and was assigned to HQ, 3RD REG ASSIST CMD (TRAC), MACV ADVISORS.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 3.28.2021
POSTED BY: KR

BG RICHARD J. TALLMAN, USMA 1949 - BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE (96TH)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point - a brother Paratrooper - Brigadier General Richard Joseph Tallman, USMA Class of 1949, on what would’ve been his 96th birthday - 28 March 2021. BG Tallman's son, Joseph, is USMA 1973.
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POSTED ON 7.10.2020
POSTED BY: Richard Sakharoff

In Memory Of GENERAL Richard Joseph Tallman

Thank you General Tallman, for your great leadership. Our United States military thrives today because of great men like yourself. We Americans owe a debt of gratitude to you. I know I do. Rest In Peace.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2020
POSTED BY: RICHARD D SAKHAROFF

Thank You General....

....for your leadership in our armed forces of America. You are from the same great generation as my parents born in 1924 and 1925. Today is the 95th anniversary of your birth. Your life sets a prime example for future leaders of our nation. As a veteran of our U.S. military, I solute you gratefully for your service to America.
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