Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

James I Lambert III

Raleigh, North Carolina

July 31, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
22 Army Spc

407th Combat Support Battalion

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Baghdad, Iraq. Lambert was struck by a stray bullet fired during what was believed to be a celebratory event by local nationals.
From Lisa Sanchez 10/06/06:

PFC James I Lambert - He wasn't even supposed to be there...he was supposed to be on KP duty. Lambert just happened to win a basketball challenge and got out of his duty...and just happened to be sitting on a chair outside the motor pool when he just slouched over. Who shoots bullets up into the air to celebrate?!

AP News

Both soldiers in the Army, James and Jacqueline Lambert had married hastily at the Cumberland County, N.C., courthouse in November, 2002. She returned in May to their home in Fayetteville, N.C., outside Fort Bragg. On July 31, James Lambert was killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was struck by a stray bullet.

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