Lamberson, Carl Edward, Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1542, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment/E Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969


First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brick Town
Last Address
Brick Town

Casualty Date
Jul 02, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Drowned, Suffocated
Binh Thuy (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Brielle, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 047

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 20Vietnam Veterans MemorialNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 20 (Fallen Member (Honor Roll)) (Brick, New Jersey) - Chap. Page
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]4 - Assoc. Page
  1995, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment199th Light Infantry Brigade (LIB)
  1968-1969, 1542, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1968-1969, 1542, 199th Light Infantry Brigade (LIB)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A biography of Lt. Lamberson prepared by Elizabeth Melita, Monmouth University, Fall 1999, appears on the New Jersey Vietnam Memorial website. It contains the following information regarding Lt. Lamberson's death:

On July 2, 1969, three weeks before he was due home, Carl drowned in Vietnam. He was the Long-Range Reconnaissance Platoon Leader for the 4/12 Infantry Battalion. They were given a mission to rescue a helicopter crash down in a river. Carl was the type of leader that would not send his men into something he would not do himself. When they arrived at the crash scene he was the first to attempt crossing and the current took him under.

He is missed by his family and friends to this day. There are many places in Bricktown that bear Carl's name. The DAV Chapter 20 is named after him and another veteran. The road that leads to the DAV is named after him and there is a large plaque in Brick High School. Carl's memory will always remain.

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