Chief Warrant Office John M. Tallo II, 79, died at his home in Biloxi, MS.
CWO Tallo’s active military career spanned nearly 3 decades. He retired after 26 years of dedicated Army service. He was awarded the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars), Airborne Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, and German, Belgian, and Italian Foreign Parachutists Badge.
He loved the military, the people and their families who served in it, his family, the catholic church, and the USA. An avid hunter, who hunted sheep and mountain goats in the high mountains and glaciers of Alaska and the Alps of Europe, craved traveling overseas and the challenge of adventure.
Chief Warrant Officer Tallo was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred (Dishinger) and Jack Tallo.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma A. Tallo of Biloxi, MS.; and his loving sister, Jackie A. Tallo of Bay St. Louis, MS.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Chief Warrant Office John M. Tallo II.