SGT David E. Lambert

SGT David E. Lambert 1

SGT DAVID E. LAMBERT – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: CEDAR BLUFF, VA TAZEWELL
Date of Death: Friday, October 25, 2007
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SGT
Unit: 237TH ENGINEER COMPANY, 276TH ENGINEER BATTALION, WEST POINT, VA

Birth: Nov. 9, 1967
Richlands
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Spc. David E. Lambert of Cedar Bluff, Va, grew up in Virginia and was a Richlands High School graduate of the Class of 1987. Bo, as he was known by many, was a corrections officer for 11 years at Keen Mountain Correctional Center where he was a member of the Strike Force and Color Guard. He was also a member of the American Legion. He served 15 years in the Army and National Guard where he was awarded the rank of Sergeant. He enlisted in the Army in 1988 and in the National Guard in July 2005 and Virginia on July 19 for training at Fort McCoy. Bo was engaged to be married. He has been awarded the Bronze Star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge. The 1987 graduate of Richlands High School was a combat engineer assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command of the Virginia National Guard, located in West Point, Va. He served as a squad automatic weapon operator and as a driver for Mine Protect Utility Vehicles. Lambert deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Melvin Leonard and Cassie Opal Jenkins Lambert; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Lucille Cruey. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device at age 39.

Army
237th Engineer Company
276th Engineer Battalion
91st Troop Command
Virginia National Guard Burial:
Greenhills Memory Gardens
Claypool Hill
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA SGT David E. Lambert 2

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