From a contemporary press report
Tallman C. “Tim” Budd, 66, a veteran of two wars and a former associate dean of economic development at the College of Lake County, died of acute leukemia November 10, 1995 at his home in Gurnee, Iillinois.
A native of Rochester, New York, he earned a bachelors degree from Middlebury (New York) College in 1952 before joining the Marines to serve in the Korean War. That began a 25-year career in the USMC that included time in Vietnam.
He served as director of training at the Landing Force Training Command Atlantic in Little Creek, Virginia, and was staff secretary of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific at Camp Smith in Hawaii. He was also commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
He grad from the Fortt Leavenworth Army Command and General Staff College in 1967 and earned a master's degree from Pepperdine Universityin 1977, when he retired from the Marine Corps.
His medals include the Silver Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and others.
After leaving military service, he worked as an associate dean of economic development at the College of Lake County, Illinois. He served on the Lake County Transportation Management Assn, the Workforce Training Assn of Illinois, on Rotary Clubs around the country, in Boy Scouts and Little League, among other activities.
Survivors include his wife, Susan R. Budd, of Gurnee; two step-daughters, Sara Drummond of Gurnee and Jennifer D. Crema of Virginia Beach; three daughters, Jeanne L. Sligh of Atascadero, Ca, Nancy B. Caldwell of Attleboro, Ma, and Melissa J. Bosso of Bolivar, Mo; and two sons, John of San Marcos, Ca, and Andrew of Fairfax. Services will be held at 2 pm today in Gurnee with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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