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Description

Oral History interview of Frederick Lambert. Interview conducted by Moore, Samuel at the University of Central Florida Library.

Log

1:10 Early Childhood; 2:20 Decision for Marines; 4:00 Description of bootcamp; 5:15 Infantry training; 6:30 Feelings of coming back home from first tour; 7:40 Post-war trauma; 8:30 Meeting a fallen comrade's family; 9:20 American reception of troops; 11:30 Finding out about 2nd tour to Fallujah; 13:25 Training in Sierra Mountains in Nevada; 14:30 Training in Mojave Desert; 16:35 Avoiding IEDs en route to Fallujah; 17:20 intelligence briefings about Fallujah; 19:00 Duties at Camp Fallujah; 20:00 Conditions at Camp Fallujah; 20:50 Feeling vulnerable at Camp Fallujah; 22:50 Car bomb kills 14 marines; 25:25 Miscommunication with civilians; 27:15 Invading the "Rat's Nest" of Fallujah; 28:35 1st day of Fallujah fighting; 30:20 Layout of urban setting; 31:15 Biggest firefight for Corporal Lambert; 37:30 Feelings towards carnage of big firefight; 38:35 Losing squad leader; 40:30 Problems in Fallujah; 44:15 Last big firefight; 45:30 End of Battle of Fallujah; 49:00 Patrols in Fallujah; 49:35 Return to America April 2005; 50:35 Overall experience of Marine Corps; 51:40 Sentiments towards the concept of war.

Date of Birth

1984-03-15

Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2002-06-17

2006-08-20

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

India Company; Third Battalion; Fifth Marine Regiment; First Marine Division

Location of Service

Fallujah (Iraq)

Highest Rank

Corporal: CPL

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

The invasion of Iraq (aka Operation Iraqi Freedom); The Second Battle of Fallujah (aka Operation Phantom Fury, or Operation Al Fajr)

Medals

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Achievements

See the video.

Note

Awarded Sea Service Deployment Ribbon twice. Medal details: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with Combat “V”.

City of Birth

Orlando

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Moore, Samuel

Interview Date

3-15-2013

Location of Interview

the University of Central Florida Library.

Subjects

Lambert, Frederick J.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Moore, Samuel

Length of Interview

57 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

DVD; Digital (DAT); MP4

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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