Lambert, Paul

Paul Lambert grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1969. He arrived in Vietnam in August, 1969 and worked in a CAP (Combined Action Program) platoon, participating in almost daily combat patrols in Qaung Ngai province of South Vietnam. He contracted malaria late during his year in Vietnam, and spent the rest of his military service working as a Military Policeman aboard the USS Austin, cruising in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.