Carlos M. Talbott
Carlos M. Talbott
  • January 28, 1920 - February 26, 2015
  • Arlington, Virginia

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ARLINGTON, VA - Folded his wings, at 95 years of age, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Arlington, VA. Born In Charleston, IL, on January 28, 1920, he attended Eastern Illinois University from 1936 to 1939, graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1943, and received his Masters Degree at George Washington University in 1964. He had a distinguished career in the US Air Force, proudly serving our country for 34 years earning the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Purple Heart. Lt. Gen. Talbott was a P-47 pilot in Europe during WWII where he flew 96 combat missions. He served two tours in Vietnam as Director of Air Operations. In 1955 he won the Bendix Trophy transcontinental speed race flying an F-100. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; sons, Carlos, Thomas, and Richard, daughter, Vanessa and their spouses, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Tote was preceded in death by his wives, Louise and Jane and sister, Elaine Hughes. A celebration of Tote's life will be held at the WayPoint Restaurant, 1480 Quarterpath Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5-7pm. Lt Gen. Talbott will be interred, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be sent to Hospice House of Williamsburg, VA or the National
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