Tinneny was introduced to Major General James E.
Livingston, USMC (Ret.) by his grandfather, Richard
J. “Rich” Tinneny, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF,
(Ret.). General Livingston was awarded the Medal of
Honor as a Captain for his heroic actions in combat
in the Republic of Vietnam. For more information
about General Livingston and his award of the Medal,
Chris is the great-great-great grandson of
“Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler,
Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Greenock, Scotland
and Philadelphia. Both Chris’s great grandfather,
Private John Patrick Tinneny, USMC and General
Livingston served in the 4th Marines but
not at the same time.