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blessing / FRANKIE RIVERA (served with him at 101 mi lrsd ft riley )  Read >>
blessing / FRANKIE RIVERA (served with him at 101 mi lrsd ft riley )
I SEND ALL MY BLESSING TO LAMBOS FAMILY. I JUST FOUND OUT YESTERDAY BECAUSE I FOUND THE WEBSITE. HE WAS A TRUE FRIEND AND SOILDER. HE REALLY LOVE HIS FAMILY VERY MUCH. HE WAS FUNNY AND YET ALWAYS DID HE JOB. I GOT CHILLS AND HIT WITH SADNESS. AND WISH I KNEW I WOULD HAVE WENT TO THE FUNERAL. Close
Missing Rand's Physical Presence on Thanksgiving Day 2006  / Dana (widow)  Read >>
Missing Rand's Physical Presence on Thanksgiving Day 2006  / Dana (widow)

Here's to missing Rand's physical presence on Thanksgiving Day 2006.  We always played the "What am I thankful for on Thanksgiving Day".  I wish Rand's physical presence was still with us for years to come, but I know his spiritual essence is with us always and forever.  I am thankful that I can still feel his spirit around me daily. I am thankful for the 21 years and 5 days that we were committed to each other while building a life together within the military web. I am thankful for our beautiful & creative daughter, kelsi. I am thankful for our handsome & genius son, Evan. I am thankful for the foundation of life that we built with each other which helps me to continue to keep placing my best foot forward during this most difficult time in our life's journey.  I am thankful for each one of our military family members because of their embracing comfort and wisdom.  I am thankful for our family members who have chosen to stay the course with us throughout this tramatic event because they have helped me to stay strong and stay the course.  The kids and I have been and will be honoring Rand's memory by doing things that he would have done if his physical presence was still with us.  We will carry his spiritual essence with us always. Rand lives on in each memory that we choose to embrace and relive.  I sign off now saying thank you to each of you for being apart of our lives and staying the course.  Rand, here's to you and how we signed each letter that we ever wrote to each other:  
Loving you forever always, your lady, dana

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We miss you terribly and are thinking of your sacrifice on this Veteran's Day  / Dana Lamberson (widow)  Read >>
We miss you terribly and are thinking of your sacrifice on this Veteran's Day  / Dana Lamberson (widow)
Rand, 
 We miss you terribly, and are thinking of your sacrifice on this Veteran's Day.  This time last year, we were all enjoying life with you and now we are ever so thankful for the 21 years and 5 days of gracious memories that time has given us to reflect upon when days like these occur.  Love you Forever and Always, Dana Close
9-11 We'll never forget! We miss you so much Rand! Your memory lives on thru us!  / Dana Lamberson (widow)  Read >>
9-11 We'll never forget! We miss you so much Rand! Your memory lives on thru us!  / Dana Lamberson (widow)
We'll never forget 9-11!  We miss you so much Rand!  Your memory lives on through each one of us!  To Kelsi and Evan, I love you both very much. You are your father's children: strong, courageous, focused, smart, and creative.  Your my favorite kids!  Love, Mom Close
Fallen / SFC Culver (LRSD)  Read >>
Fallen / SFC Culver (LRSD)
   For all ,


           I just found out , as each of us falls its takes away a little more of all our hearts .  Lead By Example !
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Honors to Randall  / Doug C.   Read >>
Honors to Randall  / Doug C.
No words of mine can express the grief and anguish you must feel. I have had to face these emotions myself and at time can be overwhelming. Please take comfort in the fact that your father was a great man, a selfless man that in the end gave all that he could give so that others may someday have a change to grow up free from bondage and slavery from freedom. May God be with you to comfort you when it all seems unbearable. Be proud of your father, I sure I am. My prayers be with you and all those affected through the loss.

With upmost respect and sympathy,
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You are in my thoughts and prayers!  / Stacy Brown (Wife of a Ft. Campbell Soldier )  Read >>
You are in my thoughts and prayers!  / Stacy Brown (Wife of a Ft. Campbell Soldier )
Hi Kelsi,
 A few weeks ago while you were at camp, my family and I met your mom at a restuarant. She mentioned this site that you had created in memory of your father. What a great way to honor his memory! I never had the privilege of meeting your dad, but from what I have read he sounds like a great man. I just wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. The memory of your father and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.
God Bless,
Stacy Brown
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The great one  / Juan Rodriguez (one of his soldiers )  Read >>
The great one  / Juan Rodriguez (one of his soldiers )
One of the greatest men of all time.  With out a doubt the best american soldier.  I was an honor to work under him.  From day one he took care of me and even when he left to the 506th we worried about.  You will be missed.  Myself, Voils, Jones and Ecker sent 21 120mm rounds with your name on it down range in your honor.  I will see your grave to say my goodbye.  I know your watching me and i'm not worried about not returning home your still leading me in my heart.  Take care friend.  Good bye. Close
The Man.  / Carey Jehnsen   Read >>
The Man.  / Carey Jehnsen
  I had the honor of serving with SFC. Lamberson in the 502nd  for about three years. I was his driver off and on for those years. He was a spectacular leader, commanding respect from not only his subordinates but also his superiors. He possesed a very strong character and a will to succeed, no matter the obstacles. Usually quiet and reserved, he operated with a minimum of theatrics and never asked his men to do something he would'nt or could'nt do. If his patience were tested though he could be a swift and severe disciplinarian. He never used his rank to benefit himself, many nights he pulled radio watch or guard when he could have been sleeping. He also defended his men as best he could from being exploited by other elements of our unit.  Besides these qualities, he was one hell of a domino player, and had one dry sense of humor. The man was a Savage. I miss you Sergeant.  Close
A great loss not only to the U.S. Army, but to the world...  / Michael Voils (Served under him during the initial push in 2003 )  Read >>
A great loss not only to the U.S. Army, but to the world...  / Michael Voils (Served under him during the initial push in 2003 )
This was an individual to whom discipline was second nature. He was a great soldier, and an even better leader. If it could be done in the Army, he knew how to do it. He had a rather dry sense of humor, sometimes random in its coming. He had a way of inspiring you to do more than your best, if for no other reason as to not call you "Mary." He will be missed by a great many. Best of all, he actually knew where Klamath Falls, Oregon sits.

There were those of us in the 2-502nd MTRS who could not be there for his memorial service or his burial, and for that we are deeply sorry. We saluted him the only way we had; we sent twenty-one mortars to rain down on the Iraqis in his name.
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DEFINATELY A GREAT MAN YOUR FATHER WAS  / RONALD MARTIN (WAS A SQUAD LEADER UNDER HIM DURING SEP 02 - AUG 04 )  Read >>
DEFINATELY A GREAT MAN YOUR FATHER WAS  / RONALD MARTIN (WAS A SQUAD LEADER UNDER HIM DURING SEP 02 - AUG 04 )

Served with your father from the initial push into iraq with 2nd batt 502nd inf reg (batt. mortars).  He was a great man, fair and just.  Someone whose teachings will never be forgotten.  Cant describe the respect and loyalty that i had for your father.  I am pretty damn sure that there was quite a few from our platoon, who just havent recognized this site yet.  Be proud of him, I know that we are.

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Lambo I will definitly miss you.  / Lani Ringeisen (Ringo) (Friend and Comrade )  Read >>
Lambo I will definitly miss you.  / Lani Ringeisen (Ringo) (Friend and Comrade )
I had the honor and privelege to serve with your father. I was on Team 4 as the ATL during Desert Storm. Even though I was not on his team, I always saw that he constantly set the example for others to follow. He definitly made others be  better men by just being around them. My prayers are with you and your family. Close
Remembering Lambo  / Craig McCamish (fellow soldier )  Read >>
Remembering Lambo  / Craig McCamish (fellow soldier )
Serving with PFC/CPL Lambo during the Gulf War was an honor.  I was the Team Leader of LRSD TM 2 and he was the Team RTO.  I hadn't seen Lambo in 15yrs but it seemed like it had only been a few days since our last mission. 
After attemding Lambo's funeral and meeting  his family I can say that although he was a successfull soldier, he was even more successfull as a father and husband.  I was very touched by his family and will never forget them or Lambo.  I will attach the black wrist band to my framed LRSD TM 2 photo in rememberance.   
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A fine man.  / Chris Gray   Read >>
A fine man.  / Chris Gray
I don't know how to offer a more fitting tribute to SFC Lamberson other than to say this:

When I served as the 2-502 S-3 Air there was one NCO that I always requested to facilitate air assault training and PZ set-up; SFC (then SSG) Lamberson. He had that combination of competence, professionalism, and personality that made him a joy to work with. There was never a question that he would do the job and always do it right. Besides, there was no better person to be stuck with on a PZ for 24 hours than SFC Lamberson. He made life better for the soldiers and the officers who had the pleasure of working with him and provided all of us with a model soldier, husband, and father. 

I am thankful that I had the time I did with SFC Lamberson and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lamberson family. You should be proud of SFC Lamberson. Close
comforting thoughts  / Suellen Tritt (apprciative military family )  Read >>
comforting thoughts  / Suellen Tritt (apprciative military family )

Do not stand at my grave & weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep.  
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripend grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush.
I am the soft uplifting rush of 
quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.

     - ANON -

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Condolences / LRSD 101 MI Bn. (UNIT)  Read >>
Condolences / LRSD 101 MI Bn. (UNIT)

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.  Lambo will always be a cherished part of the less than 160 men who ever served in our unit.  Of course, we will remember him in true LRSD style; not by shedding tears but by cheering him in drink whenever we get together.  We will celebrate his life and his service but moreover we will celebrate him as one of our brothers until here are none of us left and we are all with him, in the final DAR instead.  Eyes Out Front and Duty First!

Sincerely,
-All the men of the 1st ID Long Range surveillance Detachment (LRSD)
  1988-1995

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With deep sympthy and sincere condolences  / Suellen Tritt (Very grateful military mom/wife/daughter )  Read >>
With deep sympthy and sincere condolences  / Suellen Tritt (Very grateful military mom/wife/daughter )

Dear Kelsi – You’ve created herein a very wonderful tribute to your adored Father so those that were privileged to know him can share how dedicated, heroic, yet loving he was, and how proud you are to be his beloved daughter, and even those not so fortunate (as am I).  He no doubt was extremely proud of you, and will continue to be, but now only looking down from heaven, just a different vantage point.  May you be as gentle as possible in your grieving process and the most supportive example to your brother and comfort to your lovely mother, and other young people who are experiencing similar profound losses.  Perhaps you will consider writing about your healing journey to share with others, with your wonderful gift of communication as part of your Father’s legacy?  My Father also passed on tragically at my birthday…. and I’ve tried to make this an extra special ‘connection’ with his soul, as I celebrate my BD each year – as mine wouldn’t have been here, if not for him, so I celebrate him too & for us both!  <bg>  I try to consider that he is now living in G-d’s loving hands as well as in my heart.

 

Dear Evan – Your incredible Father had taught you very, very well, with his very big heart, immense courage, and determination, how to be the best person you can be, especially in his example of how much he dearly loved you,  Kelsi, your amazing Mom, your grandparents and family, plus all his troops too!  I hope you will feel OK to talk to others while you heal through the pain of this sad loss, and even after, so you will share his legacy of personifying what a true Hero is, and take comfort in knowing he is still alive in your heart and in those of your family and all those whose lives he also touched so profoundly!

 

Dear Dana – Your adored & adoring Husband will be with you and your children always in your hearts, as will be the love and light he brought all those privileged to know him and even those who weren’t so fortunate, all in grateful admiration of his ultimate heroism and dedication to his troops and immense devotion to his family, especially evidenced in your two beautiful children you created together.  Please be as gentle as possible with yourselves in healing through the pain of grieving.  Try to surround yourself with the healing white light of the memory of his love for you & your lovely family, so his selfless, loving example will encourage you to heal, but not forget the meaning of his life and his legacies in your darling children and the troops he shepherded (I’m especially grateful for the caring you both showed Karen’s Tim).

 

With caring, prayers, and much love, from just one Veteran’s daughter (Korea) & Veteran’s wife of (Korea & Vietnam conflicts, & GWI), and mother of choice to an active duty special forces soldier ‘over there’ now.  You all are in our hearts with gratefulness!

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The Final Inspection  / Kelsi Lamberson (daughter)  Read >>
The Final Inspection  / Kelsi Lamberson (daughter)

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall i deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and
said,"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because most of us who carry guns, 
can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most sundays,
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of over time 
When the bills got just to steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
THough at times i shook with fear,
And sometimes,God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I dont deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm there fears.
If you' ve a place for me here, lord,
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had to much,
But if you dont, I'll understand."
There was a silence all aroud the throne,
Where the saints had often trod, 
As th soldier waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.
"Step forward now, you soider,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heavens streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

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I'm praying for you!!!  / Mackenzie Thies (Kelsi's friend )  Read >>
I'm praying for you!!!  / Mackenzie Thies (Kelsi's friend )
Dear kelsi,
I wast you to know that I am praying for you and our family. I always remember going over to your house and seeing your dad. He never ever had anything bad to say about anybody and was always very nice. He was always smiling........With Much Love,
                        Mackenzie Thies

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"A GIANT OF A MAN"~~~~"A GIANT OF A WOMEN"  / Margaret &. Doug Dolson (Fellow Patriot )  Read >>
"A GIANT OF A MAN"~~~~"A GIANT OF A WOMEN"  / Margaret &. Doug Dolson (Fellow Patriot )
Dear Kelsi, Evan and Dana,
I can always tell by a person's voice on the phone their character.  Your
father was A Giant of a Man with a heart of Gold.  That's why he chose your
Mom to be his wife.  Because she is A Giant of a Women which is So Apparent
in all of her actions, patience and love for others.

We will always be blest by your Father's heroic actions for All of Us. and for
the sacrifices your family has made.  WE WILL NEVER FORGET!  

Someday when we All meet again, we  will look back on this time and know
we shared a deep love and affection for each other, which is what your family
stood for.

Kelsi,  I just know your Father is just So Proud of this Beautiful Tribute you
have given him and created this opportunity for All Of Us to say, "Thank You
from the bottom of our hearts, ,for the Sacrifuces you All have made for us.

God Bless You and May The Lord Keep You All, in Palm of His Hands.....

Margaret and Doug Dolson, Sr.
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