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Paul Lambert - Vietnam War

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.

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Paul Lambert’s official Marine Corps photo, circa 1969.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Circa 1969

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Paul Lambert’s caption reads “The Turific Hunters, CAP 1-3-5,” his Combined Action Platoon that worked in the Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam in 1969-1970. Lambert is kneeling, second from the left.

Where:

Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam

When:

1969-1970

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert, on the right, with several fellow Marines during their trip across the Pacific Ocean on board the USS Austin, an amphibious transport dock ship in August 1969.

Where:

On board the USS Austin

When:

August 1969

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert on an American base in Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam, circa late 1969.

Where:

Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam

When:

Circa late 1969

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert stands outside one of the hospital buildings at Cam Ranh Bay, in South Vietnam, while he recuperated from malaria in the summer of 1970.

Where:

Cam Ranh Bay, in South Vietnam

When:

Summer of 1970

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert, on the right, with Marine buddy Mike Looker at the Cam Ranh Bay hospital, summer of 1970.

Where:

Cam Ranh Bay hospital

When:

Summer of 1970

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert with Mike Looker at the Cam Ranh Bay hospital, summer of 1970.

Where:

Cam Ranh Bay hospital

When:

Summer of 1970

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

Caption

Corporal Paul Lambert in 1970.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1970

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

Caption

The USS Austin, an amphibious transport dock ship, which took Lambert to South Vietnam in August, 1969.

Where:

USS Austin

When:

August, 1969

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Paul Lambert as he appeared at the time of his interview in June, 2011.

Where:

Jacksonville, Illinois

When:

June 8, 2011

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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