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Staff Sergeant Norman H. Lambert
Class of 2003

Navy Commendation Medal

United States Army



Staff Sergeant Norman H. Lambert. For gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 18 September 1970. Sergeant Lambert distinguished himself while serving as Operations Sergeant of the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, Thua Thein Province, Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant was accompanying a rifle platoon when the forward element came under intense fire. The platoon medic stepped on a mine as he moved to the aid of the wounded pointman. Sergeant Lambert, with conspicuous disregard for his own life, he began maneuvering through the heavy volume of enemy fire to the aid of the wounded medic. He administered first aid under fire and began carrying the medic back through the mined area until he had the wounded man to cover. He then unhesitatingly returned through the mined area and enemy fire to recover the pointman. After applying first aid under direct fire from the enemy he carried the man to cover and safety. After he was satisfied that the wounded men were being taken care of he picked up his weapon and assisted in routing the enemy force and then called in the medevac helicopter. Sergeant Lambert's unselfish acts resulted in the saving the lives of the two men who would have otherwise died from their wounds. Sergeant Lambert's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.





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