Lamb, Donald Carol Jr


Rank: Corporal

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 24-Apr-1949

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 13-Jun-1969

Start of tour: 16-Jan-1970

Incident date: 13-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 22-Apr-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Burns/Smoke Inhalation. Burns.
Donald Carol Lamb Jr died as a result of burns received while driver of a military vehicle on a military mission when a hostile force was encountered. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Driver of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.  Admitted to 93d Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 13 Apr 1970 at 1520 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) 14 Apr 1970 at 0700 hrs.  Transferred to 106th General Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, 16 Apr 1970 and later expired.  Incident occurred 13 Apr 1970 at 0900 hrs.

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 477 855

Place of interment: Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 11W 037 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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