Leno Tattini

Col Leno Tattini USAF (Ret) passed away on March 26, 2014. He was born on Nov 25, 1915 to Pio and Rachele Tattini in Cherry, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth. He is survived by his sons Lt Gen Gene Tattini (USAF Ret) and wife Jene and Col Jim Tattini (USAF Ret) and wife Evelyn and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He grew up in Farmington, IL, and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. He received his commission through ROTC and entered active duty in July 1940. He served as an Army Quartermaster Officer assigned to the Army Air Corps during WW II and transferred to the US Air Force in 1947. Col Tattini spent a majority of his military career in Japan, Germany, and Korea with his last assignments at the Pentagon and Robins AFB where he provided vital support for the operations during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force in 1967, he worked for 11 years as a Liaison Officer for the General Services Administration (GSA) of which 6 years were spent in the Philippines supporting operations throughout the Far East. In retirement, he lived in Arlington, VA, and Rotunda West, Fl, before moving to San Antonio, TX. There will be a private family service with burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Go to MySA.com for online obituary

Published in Express-News on Mar. 30, 2014