Otto Melbourne Lambert, Jr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Wichita Falls, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT WITH COMPANY D, 1ST BATTALION, 242ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, 42ND INFANTRY DIVISION. ON 9 JANUARY 1945, AT HATTEN, FRANCE HE WAS REPORTED AS MISSING. HE 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. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL.