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First Name: Otto

Last Name: Lambert

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Wichita Falls, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 30 July 1919

Date of Death: 30 October 1987

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
Otto Melbourne Lambert, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Otto Melbourne Lambert, Jr.

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 6 (February 25, 1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Otto M. Lambert (ASN: 0-1059520), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division.
On 9 January 1945, at Hatten, France, Lieutenant Lambert controlled the fire of his machine gun section and adjusted mortar and artillery fire as close as thirty yards to his position. When it became apparent that the Germans were over-running the entire line, he directed the withdrawal of his section and then returned to his platoon CP and though exposed to enemy fire, disregarded his own safety by taking the telephone in the middle of the street where he had the best observation and continued to adjust artillery fire. As a result of his action, the enemy assault was slowed until a counter attack could be launched.
Lieutenant Lambert was reported missing in action.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Otto M. Lambert (ASN: 0-1059520), United States Army, was captured by the Germans on 9 January 1945 and was held as a Prisoner of War until his release at the end of the war.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317312   Created by: drjones46




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