Buried at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines, B, 10, 169
Distinguished Service Cross Citation:
“Private First Class George F. Lamb was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 28 March to 9 April 1945. Private First Class Lamb’s intrepid action, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32nd Infantry Division, and the United States Army.”
“Had a twin brother who was my grandfather- he has a memorial stone in Lamb Mt. Cemetery next to my grandfather, Robert Lamb.”
-From Campbell County military website. Provided to the site by Tina Williams.
The Advance-Sentinel May 20, 1949
Private George Lamb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lamb of Route 1, newcomb repeatedly distinguished himself on Ville Verde Trail on Luzon, the citation, read by Colonel W.I.. Sherwood of Nashville at the First Methodist Church of Newcomb. Private Lamb was killed in action April 9, 1945. The Distinguished Service Cross was presented posthumously to his parents. The citation said further that Private Lamb “often working alone and on his own initiative… assisted rifle companies in clearing out enemy positions, and, under frequent sniper and machine gun fire, destroyed enemy automatic weapons, and recovered captured material, neutralized enemy emplacements, … upon entering a cave in which he had place demolition charges, he encoutered several enemy soldiers, and killed them with pistol fire… thirteen days he killed more than twelve enemy soldiers, destroyed six machine gun positions and closed twelve enemy occupied caves…”.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 5 February 1922
- Date of death: 9 April 1945
- County: Campbell
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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