Hall of Honor
T. Tallas was born in Zavalla, Texas on October 5, 1924. He attended the
University of Texas where he majored in journalism.
Mr. Tallas enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1942 and served with
the 38th Infantry in the South Pacific. Released from active duty after
the war, he joined the 36th Infantry Division in 1947. He has served in
various assignments to include administrative assistant to the division
chief of staff.
Mr. Tallas also served as the President of the National Guard Executive
Directors Association from which he received the Distinguished Service
Medal. He is also the Executive Director of the National Guard
Association of Texas and has twice been president of that association.
Included among his other awards is the Lone Star Distinguished Service
The high level of material and manpower readiness which the Texas
National Guard has attained, may be attributed in large part to the
efforts of Leonard Tallas. His untiring pursuit of the interests of the
men and women of the Texas National Guard on the local, state and
national levels has set the standard for achievement.
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