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Pvt James B Lamb

Pvt James B Lamb

137th Infantry Regiment - Company B

James Beverly Lamb, son of Sidney Bracken and Louise Harriett (Ayers) Lamb, was born May 31, 1917 in Lindsay, Ontario Canada and moved to the U.S. with his family July 15, 1922. He married Lorraine Lucile Recker May 16, 1941. He registered for the draft October 16, 1940 while living in Covington, Kentucky and was inducted into the Army August 28, 1943 at Cincinnati, Ohio. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen April 14, 1944 while he was training with the 14th Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He joined Company B, 137th Infantry Regiment as a Rifleman from the 86th Replacement Battalion July 21, 1944 when the unit was in the vicinity of St Lo, France. Pvt James B Lamb was reported missing August 1, 1944 southeast of St Lo and was killed in action August 12, 1944 by shell blast fragments in the vicinity of Mortain, France. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, Kentucky.

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