Brothers and Heroes: A Chronicle of Military Service of Six Americans
by George J. Lambert
The eighth son of Madeleine and Eddie Lambert, George was the last but certainly not the least as he towered over all his “big brothers” when he reached six-four by age sixteen.
As a youngster, George relished the oft-repeated stories of the six Lambert boys who served in the military in exotic locales like Guadalcanal, Trieste, Tsingtao, Seoul, Tokyo, and Rabat.
Brothers and Heroes illustrates George’s love of family and his admiration and respect for his oldest brother, Armand, already a Marine when George was born. Initially motivated by a desire to learn more about the brother he never knew and the circumstances of his death on Guam, George later expanded his research to include the military records of each brother, devoting countless hours to this daunting task. The discovery of the factors that led to Armand’s landing in the Marianas on that fateful day of 21 July 1944 led George to seek and obtain a correction of the official records for what he perceived as a gross miscarriage of justice.
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