Monday, November 21, 2016

2LT John M. Lambertson Jr.

2LT John M. Lambertson Jr. was born 5 Feb 1921 in Montreal, Canada to  John M. and Margaret (Moreland) Lambertson.  His father was born in Denmark and his mother in Belfast, Ireland. They had apparently met and married in Canada where their three sons were born.  The family had been living in Montreal as recently as 1935 but by 1940 were living in Asbury Park, New Jersey. John Jr. was working as an usher and supporting his family.  He reported a 1939 income of $400.

John voluntarily enlisted in May 1942.  After training he was assigned to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the amphibious assault that would take place on D-Day on Omaha beach.  He did take place in that attack.  He continued to serve in that unit and on 20 Jun 1944 was promoted from PFC to SSG and served as the battalion Intelligence NCO.  On 5 Nov 1944 he was commissioned as a 2LT still in the same unit now serving as the Battalion S-2 (Intelligence Officer).  2LT Lambertson was reportedly on a reconnaissance mission when he was killed in action on 21 Nov 1944.

2LT Lambertson was repatriated and buried in Arlington Memorial Park in Kearny, New Jersey.

Brother, Charles William Lambertson, served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

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