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 1.4.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of BGEN Richard J. Tallman

On July 9, 1972, BGEN Richard J. Tallman landed in the city of An Loc, Binh Long Province, RVN, with several of his key staff officers to observe the progress of ARVN operations and coordinate a reinforcement effort during the NVA Spring Offensive of 1972. Two advisors from the 18th ARVN Division, MAJ Joe Hallum and CPT Willbanks met them. As the helicopter departed, a lone enemy artillery shell struck the general’s party. Three American officers accompanying Tallman, LTC Stanley J. Kuick, MAJ Peter M. Bentson, and 1LT John A. Todd, and Sergeant Son, an ARVN interpreter, were killed instantly. General Tallman, MAJ Hallum, and CPT Willbanks, were wounded in the blast. A medivac, Dustoff 79 from the 57th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), evacuated them to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, where the general, mortally wounded, died on the operating table. He was the last U.S. Army general to die in South Vietnam. Hallum and Willbanks later recovered from their wounds. Kuick was posthumously promoted to colonel. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and jebanicki.net]
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POSTED ON 7.9.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear BGEN Richard Joseph Tallman, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.18.2016
POSTED BY: kr

BG Richard J. Tallman - USMA Graduate

BG Richard J. Tallman - USMA Graduate
BG Richard Joseph Tallman was an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He was one of 335 men from West Point who died or are MIA in Southeast Asia during the period October, 1957 – September, 1972. Well done, be thou at peace.


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POSTED ON 2.13.2011

Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten
Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Wilson'Butch'Gorman)
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POSTED ON 12.26.2009
POSTED BY: Duane Hill (Retired USA)

I know you by your son....

I served with your son in the 509th Airborne...he was a great leader of men as you were! You would have been so proud of him...he too was an outstanding soldier! Thank you both for touching my life!

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