A Celebration of Life service was recently held for Col. Bernard L. Talley Jr. (USAF, retired) who was a Post 178 life member. He was a prisoner of war for 6 1/2 years during the Vietnam War. His military awards included two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star medals, six Air Medals, two Purple Hearts and the POW medal.
Post 178 members actively participated in honoring Talley. On the day preceding his service, members placed more than 50 U.S. flags at the service location, Additionally, the post color guard presented the nation’s colors.
Final interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a future date,
Post 178 was honored to participate in the celebration of life for Col. Talley.